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.
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.
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
Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) – Zika
(With AFP input)