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Rory McIlroy

After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realise that my health and my family’s health comes before anything else. Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take.

I trust the Irish people will understand my decision. The unwavering support I receive every  time I compete in a golf tournament at home or abroad means the world to me.

I will continue to endeavour to make my fans and fans of golf proud with my play on the course and my actions off it.

A statement released by Rory McIlroy this morning.

Via Joy Chakravarty

Previously: Now Look What You’ve Done

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Dubai Duty Free and the Rory Foundation will host the Irish Open for next three years, starting in the K Club for 2016.

Massive boost for Irish Open prize fund with sponsorship announcement (RTE)


Will he, won’t he?

Maybe.

Brian Keogh writes:

Two sources insist that McIlroy was at the Quinta do Lago golf resort in Portugal last week — a complex owned by Irish businessman Denis O’Brien, who has become friendly with the four-time major winner.

Oh.

McIlroy injury saga: PGA comeback planned say insiders (Brian Keogh, Irish Golf Desk

McIlroy plans Saturday practice round at Whistling Straits (Reuters)

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BBC Newsline’s Mark Simpson reports from Holywood, Co. Down on the latest fleg controversy.

Police were called to investigate a complaint about a European flag flying in Rory McIlroy’s home town in County Down during the Ryder Cup.

It was flown at a house in Holywood where a Ryder Cup party was held.

The owner of the house was stunned when two police officers arrived at his door on Sunday morning.

In a post on Facebook, he said that the person who complained thought it was an Arabic flag.

Police called as Rory McIlroy flag raises Holywood hackles (Mark Simpson, BBC News NI)

Previously: IRA HQ Or Primary School With An Italian Flag Outside?