Rory McIlroy ‘Monitoring’ Zika Virus Situation at Olympics

May 23, 2016

Just hours after winning the Irish Open, Rory McIlroy expressed some concern regarding whether or not he’ll represent that country at the Olympic Golf competition in August.

Talking to BBC after the event, McIlroy said he is “ready to go, but [doesn’t] want anything to affect” his future family (he’s engaged to Erica Stoll). The 27-year-old has been committed to the Olympics all along, but concerns over the Zika virus continue to affect the Games’ perception.

“But I have been reading a lot of reports about Zika and there have been some articles coming out saying that it might be worse than they’re saying and I have to monitor that situation,” said McIlroy, who added that he’s getting injections on Wednesday. “At least I will be immunized for whatever … if I do get bitten by a mosquito down there.”

The Olympic golf competition will take place Aug. 11-14 at the Olympic Golf Course at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca.