Rory McIlroy certainly didn’t sugarcoat things in his press conference ahead of the 2016 British Open. He talked about drug testing and caused quite a stir when, responding to a question about the Olympics, he admitted that he wasn’t going to watch the Olympic golf tournament and that that he “got into golf to win. I didn’t get into golf to get other people into the game.”
Social media was abuzz following the remarks, and Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee took particular offense during the channel’s “Live From The Open” show.
Chamblee, who hasn’t held back criticizing other tour pros, especially Tiger Woods, took a hard line against McIlroy on this occasion, saying that it was an insult to everyone involved to imply that golf doesn’t matter.
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