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Posted: April 08, 2017

McIlroy on playing with Trump again: ‘I’d think twice about it’

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks to the second hole during the second round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks to the second hole during the second round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

By Doug Roberson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

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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.

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