sport news Rory McIlroy pensive over making his Olympics bow in Tokyo with the city in a ...

sport news Rory McIlroy pensive over making his Olympics bow in Tokyo with the city in a ...
sport news Rory McIlroy pensive over making his Olympics bow in Tokyo with the city in a ...
'I don't know if there is much to look forward to': Rory McIlroy pensive over making his Olympics bow in Tokyo with the city in a state of emergency due to rise in Covid-19 cases

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Rory McIlroy is hoping the Olympics will help get his game in better shape because there is not much else to look forward to in Tokyo.

Stringent Covid-19 protocols have put significant restrictions on athletes to the extent it will not be the experience Olympians are used to and McIlroy admits he is going to the Games not out of patriotic duty but because he feels an obligation to golf as one of the world's leading players.

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He will fly back to his Florida home first before arriving in the Far East a week on Tuesday - with the golf tournament due to start less than 48 hours later.

McIlroy still has some significant golf events to come in his schedule: September's Ryder Cup, the World Golf Championship event in Memphis and the PGA Tour's season-ending FedEx Cup.

He knows his game needs to improve after a final-round 71 at The Open left him level par and closer to last place than the top of the leaderboard.

Asked whether he was looking forward to the Olympics the four-time major winner said: 'I don't know if there is much to look forward to. It's going to be a very different environment.

'I am looking forward to getting another

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