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Rory McIlroy would think again about playing golf with Donald Trump

Rory McIlroy admits he would "think twice" before agreeing to another round of golf with US President Donald Trump following the backlash he was subjected to.

The Co Down golf superstar accepted an invitation to play with the President in February and later defended his decision after claiming he had been branded "a fascist and a bigot".

In a Press conference ahead of the Masters, which starts tomorrow in Augusta, Georgia, the 27-year-old Holywood man said: "I've spent time in President Trump's company before and that does not mean that I agree with everything that he says.

"Actually the opposite.

"There was not one bit of politics discussed in that round of golf.

"He was more interested in talking about the grass that he had just put on the greens.

"I felt I would have been making more of a statement if I had turned it down. It was a round of golf and nothing more.

"Would I do it again? After the sort of backlash I received, I'd think twice about it."

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