Rory McIlroy has revealed that even the largest prize in golf may not be enough to entice him to compete in the U.S.
The 21-year-old Northern Irishman revealed he’s not certain if he’ll compete at the Players Championship. The prize for the championship is over $1 million and it’s been dubbed the “unofficial fifth major”.
He said “Not sure…I don't like the golf course for a start. Not to say The Players isn't a great event - it's very prestigious and it would be great to win it one day - but it just might not suit the schedule next year."
He added: "I'm going to play Quail Hollow the week before (he is the defending champion) and then there are big tournaments in Europe.
"You have the World Match Play (in Spain the following week) and then the BMW PGA Championship (at Wentworth) straight after.
"They are two big events in the Race to Dubai and I want to try to win that."
When asked what he didn’t like about Sawgrass he said “It's a Pete Dye course and I find it very awkward off the tee.
"You're hitting across fairways all the time. It creates angles and visually it's very tough off the tee.
"He makes you feel uncomfortable because it looks like you've only got a little bit of fairway to hit, but actually once you get up there it's a little bit wider."