Rory McIlroy to represent Ireland at Rio Olympics

Golfer Rory McIlroy has announced he will represent Ireland at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the PGA Championship last month. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former US Open champion McIlroy could have chosen to represent Team GB in Brazil, but has opted for the Irish team.

It is the first time golf has been included as an Olympic sport.