Rory McIlroy Faces Social Media Backlash for Playing Golf With Donald Trump

Donald Trump hit the links for the second straight week last Sunday, news that came as a surprise to the White House Press Pool. After Clear Sports tweeted this picture of its CEO alongside President Trump, World No. 3 Rory McIlroy and Yankees legend Paul O’Neill…

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…NoLayingUp.com confirmed the news with Rory.

“He probably shot around 80. He’s a decent player for a guy in his 70’s!”

A Trump spokesperson confirmed the report itself a few hours later, saying he had originally only intended to play a few holes.

Because President Trump is a divisive figure among so many, that led to something of a social media backlash for Rory McIlroy. The responses were varied — many golf fans had no issue with Rory playing golf with the President — but there were a large number who did. A sampling of the negative comments:

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SOURCE: USA Today, Luke Kerr-Dineen