Rory McIlroy unsure over Olympic allegiance

Rory McIlroy
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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is unsure of who he will represent when golf returns to the Olympics in Brazil in 2016.

Rory McIlroy has revealed that he doesn't know who he would represent at the 2016 Olympics when golf returns to the Games.

As a Northern Irish citizen, McIlroy could opt to play for Ireland or Great Britain and Northern Ireland if he makes it to Brazil.

Although two years ago the 22-year-old said that he would choose Team GB, he is now unsure after representing Ireland throughout his amateur years.

"I still don't know," he said. "Basically, if I am going to be very honest, which I usually am, whatever I say is going to upset someone.

"So I may as well just say I don't know and wait until four or five years' time whenever I have to make a decision," the world number four added.

If he is in the world's top 15 at the cut-off point, McIlroy will be guaranteed a place in the 60-strong field.