Rory McIlroy has defended his decision to play a round of golf with Donald Trump.
The Irish golf star became the centre of scrutiny from the public after playing golf with the controversial President of the United States.
The website No Laying Up reported that Rory rode in a golf cart for all 18 holes with Donald, who wore his signature ‘Make America Great Again’ cap.
But now Rory has taken to Twitter to defend his decision to play golf with the former Apprentice star.
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) February 24, 2017
He begins his statement with, “I don’t agree with everything my friends or family say or do, But I still play golf with them.
“Last week I was invited to play with the President of the United States. Whether you respect the person who holds that position or not, you respect the office he holds.”
The golfer then went on to say that it was “ridiculous” that he was being called a “fascist and a bigot,” by some people just because he spent time in a person’s company.
He finished up his statement by referencing his upcoming comeback in Mexico which will take place next week.