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AUGUSTA, Ga. - After the criticism he received, Rory McIlroy said he would “think twice” before accepting an invitation to play golf with President Trump a second time.
McIlroy indicated he didn’t agree with some of things that Trump has said, and was more interested in seeing the scene that accompanies playing golf with a president than his opinion on issues.
He said President Trump was more interested in discussing the grass put on the greens than politics.
McIlroy discussed playing with President Trump in a news conference Tuesday ahead of the Masters Tournament.
The two played together at Trump International in Florida in February.
“I felt I would have been making more of a statement if I had of turned it down,” he said. “It’s not a tough place to be put in, but it was a round of golf and nothing more.”
McIlroy is a four-time major winner who only needs a green jacket to complete the Career Grand Slam.