McIlroy: No regrets on skipping Olympics

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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) Rory McIlroy has no regrets about deciding not to go to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus, saying he and other golfers do not consider Olympic golf to be the "pinnacle" of their sport compared to playing in majors.

"We dream of winning Claret Jugs and we dream of winning green jackets," the four-time major winner said Wednesday. "Whether that makes golf look insular in any way ... it's just the way it is."

Last week, McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio Games.

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