McIlroy would “think twice” before playing golf with Trump again

4:26 p.m Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Golf
APRIL 9, 2016 AUGUSTA A frustrated Rory McIlroy reacts after his par putt on the 18th green during the third round of the 80th Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club, Saturday, April 9, 2016. Brant Sanderlin/

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.

McIlroy discussed playing with President Trump in a news conference Tuesday ahead of the Masters.

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.