Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Opinion Letters

McIlroy out of step in disparaging Rio golf

Published 18/07/2016

Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor
Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

I am very disappointed in Rory McIlroy's comments on Olympic golf.

He has become a very wealthy man through his golfing ability. He is certainly free to decide not to play in the Olympics.

But why disparage Olympic golf? It is not primarily driven by financial interests and it is also a very worthwhile ambition for young golfers to aim for Olympic selection and to proudly represent their country.

ROB MURRAY

Comber, Co Down

Belfast Telegraph

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph