Rory McIlroy wasn’t a big fan of Golf being included at the Olympics but the Northern Irish golfer has very much changed his tune on the game being included.
“We’re staying in a hotel and the U.S. basketball team are there. We got a couple of German athletes. We’re on the range today and we heard that Ireland won the gold medal in the rowing,” McIlroy said after his first round in Tokyo.
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“We’re trying to concentrate a lot on what you’re doing, but you’re also really interested in everything else that’s going on around you. So, I think that’s the very cool part about it (the Olympics).
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“You’re competing in Olympic games but 30 minutes down the road everyone else is competing as well,” he continued.
“I think that’s the thing that, maybe not being in the Olympics last time, I didn’t understand…
“Like when your sport is in the Olympics, and you’re all a part of something that’s a bit bigger than yourself and your sport, and that’s a great thing.”