Rory McIlroy Changes Thoughts on Olympics after Missing Out on a Medal

Rory McIlroy Changes Thoughts on Olympics after Missing Out on a Medal Photo: TT
Rory McIlroy of Ireland watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the men's golf event at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Kawagoe, Japan | Photo by: Matt York

Rory McIlroy admits his thoughts about the Olympic Games have changed.

This change in perception came after he missed out on any medal in the mens golf tournament. The 32-year-old golfer previously questioned if there is anything for him to look forward to at the Tokyo Olympics.

It seems, though, that he has made a decision. He confirmed he would return to Olympics at Paris 2024 after exiting the seven-man bronze medal play-off. The four-time major winner said to BBC Radio 5 Live that the Tokyo Games was the first time he had tried so hard to finish third.

Rory further said trying hard like this wasnt a position he finds himself in often. However, he gave his all, although it wasnt meant to be. Nevertheless, the golfer is looking forward to trying it again. His experience left him thinking the Olympics is not just another tournament.

It was something much bigger, and he didnt realize it until he was there. Playing golf at the Olympics was a different feeling, according to Rory. He also enjoyed teaming up with Irelands Shane Lowry, which he claims to have felt like they went back to their amateur days.

Of the game, American Xander Schauffele took the gold medal in the final round at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. On the other hand, Rory Sabbatini of Slovakia secured the silver with an Olympic record of a 10-under round of 61.

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