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Zika threat: List of golfers not going to 2016 Rio Olympics

A final-list of participants will be announced on Monday, based on the Official World Golf Ranking for men, Women's World Golf Rankings for women.

Zika threat: List of golfers not going to 2016 Rio Olympics

New Delhi: World number two Dustin Johnson, and reigning US Open champion became the latest golfer to pull out of 2016 Rio Olympics due to Zika virus threat.

A final-list of participants will be announced on Monday (July 11), based on the Official World Golf Ranking for men, Women's World Golf Rankings for women.

After 1904 Olympics, the Rio Games will be the first time golf has been included in the quadrennial event. There will be two events – men's and women's individual events.

Following is the list of golfers not going to Rio de Janeiro. Zica threat emerged as one of the main reasons for the pull-outs. Scheduling is another major concern for top golfers.

MEN

Vijay Singh (FIJ) – Zika virus

Adam Scott (AUS) – Schedule

Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) – Schedule

Charl Schwartzel (RSA) – Zika

Marc Leishman (AUS) – Zika

Tim Wilkinson (NZL) – Family, schedule

Rory McIlroy (IRL) – Zika

Graeme McDowell (IRL) – Family

Branden Grace (RSA) – Zika

Shane Lowry (IRL) – Zika

Jason Day (AUS) – Zika

Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) – Zika

Brendon de Jonge (ZIM) – Schedule

Camilo Villegas (COL) – Zika

Dustin Johnson (USA) – Zika

Miguel-Angel Jiminez (ESP) – Schedule

WOMEN

Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) – Zika

(With AFP input)

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