"I haven't heard that", he said. But I'll make it a goal to be at Tokyo in 2020.
History is on his side, even if it's more of a coincidence. I have been there for three years.
More than 80,000 police and soldiers will patrol the streets of Rio for the duration of the games.
Spieth's Monday declaration that he would not play was the final domino to tumble on golf in the Olympics.
In 2015, Spieth surged to the pinnacle by winning the Masters and the U.S. Open, and just missing out on a playoff at St. Andrews. "Let us wait then for this evaluation". Gracenote also indicates the majority of Canadian medals will be won by women. "I got into golf to win championships and win major championships", McIlroy said. "Great, young talents carrying it and pushing it".
"With a lot of the golfers blaming the Zika virus it's hard to know whether or not that's true", added Massaro.
He rolled his eyes when someone mentioned a reference in the British media that he was on the verge of becoming the Ringo of the Fab Four. But I hope I have the Claret Jug in my possession before that time. But I'm happy where my game is. I can't worry about other guys. But whether there's something out there where it can make you an overall better player, I'm not sure. "Do I think it looks bad on golf?"
McIlroy has other things on his mind as well. "There's been a couple of times this year, whether it be the third round at Augusta or even the first round at Oakmont where I've maybe just haven't had the confidence in myself to hit the shots that are required, and that goes back to belief".
"He (Spieth) called up earlier today just before this press conference, and he's going to be addressing his reasons for choosing not to participate tomorrow, " said Dawson.
There have been many faux "death knell" moments for golf in the Olympics, as one after another, world No. 1 Jason Day, McIlroy (No. 3), fourth-ranked Dustin Johnson, and Spieth (No. 2) followed Adam Scott (No. 8) and others to the Rio exit ramp.
Apparently, Chamblee is the only person that has taken the Zika virus excuse at face value.
But Rose said: "I think the Zika risk is going to be one of those things that we look back at and think it's a non-event, hopefully".
Everybody's entitled to an opinion, Slumbers said, but for the R&A, "it's part of our DNA to focus on developing the game".
"This is going to be a very, very hard thing for me to do to watch the opening ceremonies and watch my peers compete for a gold medal. and watch people stand on the stage and hear the national anthem playing", added Spieth.
McIlroy wasn't the only player this week to offer a less-than-glowing endorsement of golf's first appearance in the Games since 1904.
McIlroy was clearly in a feisty mood.
Bob Costas, who will host the prime time shows during the Games, said: "We will frame all those issues that precede the Rio Games".
"There are drugs that can make you stronger and make you concentrate more, but not that can make you a better all-round golfer, as far as I am aware".
So, what will he watch? After ambivalence towards whether he would be an interested onlooker, McIlroy, when asked which events at Rio he would watch, said: "Probably events like track and field, swimming, diving, the stuff that matters".
Another zinger from a player who has no intention of fading away.