Rory should play for Ireland - Mick McGinley

Rory should play for Ireland - Mick McGinley
The father of Ireland Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley, feels that Rory McIlroy, should wear the green blazer of Ireland at the Olympics in Brazil.

The father of Ireland Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley, feels that Rory McIlroy, should wear the green blazer of Ireland at the Olympics in Brazil.

Mick McGinley made his comments on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio 1 and was confident that the World No. 2 will eventually make the decision to represent Ireland.

The controversy over who McIlroy represents has come to the forefront in recent weeks with Peter Dawson of the Royal and Ancient going public suggesting that the decision could be removed from the player because Rory had represented Ireland at youth and senior level.

However, McIlroy responded this week prior to participating in the Quail Hollow Championship in the US, that he wishes to make the decision himself.

Speaking on RTE Radio, Mick McGinley said personally he felt the suggestion by the R&A Chief Executive was the correct one.

“My view is on the side of the R&A. He played for the Irish Boys U-18, he wore the green blazer; he played for the Ireland senior international side as an amatuer, he wore the green blazer; so why not carry on that,” said Mick.

“Golf in Ireland is both the north and the south. This is the first time this has arose as far as I can remember.

But I think Rory will play for Ireland eventually,” said Mick, who was also a talented golfer.