McIlroy hopes Tokyo Olympics will help him improve his game

Rory McIlroy is hopeful the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will help him improve his game,” he said after his final round of The Open on Sunday.

He added that he is going to the Olympics, not to represent his country, but to fulfill a moral obligation to golf as one of its leading players.

“I’m not a very patriotic guy, I’m doing it because I think it is the right thing to do,” he 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 week’s golf in and trying to get my game in shape. There’s not much else to do there. So, with 12 hours at the golf course, hopefully, I get my game into better shape.

“For me at the minute it’s just the process of trying to work my way back to the sort of form and the sort of the level that I know I can play at. There are a lot of birdies in there but a lot of bogeys, too. I’ve made 17 birdies this week, which is more than enough to challenge to win this golf tournament.

Before flying to Tokyo, the four-time major winner will head back to his Florida home. It is understood that he still has a handful of major golf events ahead. These include the Ryder Cup in September, the World Golf Championship event in Memphis and the PGA Tour’s season-ending FedEx Cup.

Rory McIlroy


Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, (wikipedia)

PGA Tour


The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played by men in the United States and North America. (wikipedia)

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