Majors over medals for McIlroy


Rory McIlroy says his focus for 2016 is to add to his haul of four majors rather than win gold at the Rio Olympics.

Golf will be featured at the Olympic Games for the first time since 1904 in Rio de Janeiro later this year.

However, the prospect of going for gold has received a lukewarm response from some in the game with Adam Scott stating that he may swerve the Games when asked about his intentions in November.

And Northern Irishman McIlroy says winning a major is more important than standing atop an Olympic podium.

"I think a major championship is the pinnacle of our sport. I think I'll be remembered for my major championships," McIlroy said ahead of competing at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

"All I've dreamed of from a little kid is winning majors. I never dreamed of competing in the Olympics or winning an Olympic medal.

"So in my mind, a major will always be more important."