(CNN)He opted to miss the last Olympics because of the threat of the Zika virus, but Rory McIlroy intends to go for gold at Tokyo 2020 playing for Ireland.
McIlroy 'excited' to play for Ireland at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
McIlroy is from Holywood near Belfast in Northern Ireland and would be eligible to compete for Great Britain in Japan, but he made the decision ahead of Rio 2016 to play for Ireland, which he represented numerous times in his amateur days.
"More likely than not I will play," he told reporters ahead of the US PGA at Bethpage, Long Island, earlier this week.
"I think it would be a great experience."