McIlroy has jibe at Trump
Rory McIlroy has taken a light jab at Donald Trump while playing in his tournament at the WGC – Cadillac Championship.
With Trump in the midst of a presidential campaign where he has thrown around some controversial comments and McIlroy’s popularity, it was almost inevitable that the former number one would be asked his thoughts on the matter.
Following his one-under 71 in the opening round at Trump National Doral, McIlroy was asked if the tournament should be moved away from the Trump-owned course because of his comments that could be deemed racist.
“I am not American,” the Belfast Telegraph quotes the four-time major winner as saying.
While this cued laughter amongst the press, McIlroy pressed on…
“He’s not going to be the leader of my country,” he added.
“Look, it really doesn’t bother me too much. I’ve been following it. I really thought I knew what politics were until I started to watch some of these Presidential debates.
“I mean, I’m not saying that the political system in Northern Ireland is too strong at the moment either.
“It is…it’s shocking [ in the US]. I can’t vote and if I were to vote I’m not sure I would want to vote.”
Perhaps he was annoyed after tournament officials handed his caddy a bib with ‘MCLLROY’ on the back.
Let’s hope McIlroy does not end up eating his words, as if he wins on Sunday, it’s likely Trump himself will present the trophy. Awkward.
What’s in the bag for Nelly Korda at the Grant Thornton Invitational?
Nelly Korda has a full TaylorMade supplied bag barring one club.
The first club you should buy as a beginner golfer
Which club should you make your first investment?
Confirmed: Tiger Woods is still a draw after Golf Channel ratings bump
Woods still does Tiger numbers.
Why you can’t stop chunking your irons – and how to stop it
That’s Captain Chunk to you…
Ranking all 6 Australian states by the quality of their golf courses
How do Australia’s states stack up when it comes to their golf.
Titleist launch incredible limited edition Mystic Blue Scotty Cameron HXXIII Newport Putter
The Mystic Blue Scotty Cameron HXXIII Newport Putter is breathtaking.
The clubs Scottie Scheffler used to win the Hero World Challenge – including a new custom putter
Scottie Scheffler had a new putter in hand for his Hero World Challenge win.
5 of the very best drivers to give you more distance off the tee
Looking for distance in a driver? We have you covered.
What golf clubs did Min Woo Lee have in his bag for the Australian Open?
What’s in the bag for the Chef?