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Pace is First Female Golfer to Withdraw from Olympics View More
While many male golfers have declined to play in the Olympics, Lee-Anne Pace became the first woman to do so.

Pace is First Female Golfer to Withdraw from Olympics

This one came as a surprise. On Wednesday afternoon, South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace officially withdrew from the Olympics, becoming the first female targeted for qualification to publicly announce that she will not go. Ranked 38th in the world in the Rolex Rankings, Pace is the top-ranked South African. Ashleigh Simon,…

Jason Day Latest to Skip Olympics View More
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Jason Day Latest to Skip Olympics

Jason Day, the current No. 1 player in the world, has become the latest to skip out on the Olympics. Like many others before him, Day has cited the Zika virus for not attending the Summer Games. Shortly after Day’s announcement, Ireland’s Shane Lowry decided not to travel to Rio as…

McIlroy Skipping Olympics View More
Rory McIlroy is one of many high-profile athletes that will be missing from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

McIlroy Skipping Olympics

The Zika virus strikes again. Add Rory McIlroy to the growing list of golfers skipping the Olympic Games in Rio. Other golfers planning to skip the Olympics are Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Vijay Singh. Other high-profile golfers have expressed concern, meaning more…

Day Uncertain About Olympics View More
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Day Uncertain About Olympics

DUBLIN, OHIO | What would it mean to golf in the Olympics if Jason Day, the world’s top-ranked player, decides not to go to Rio later this summer? That question has come into play after Day said Friday at the Memorial Tournament that he is undecided about whether he will…

Rory, Willett Voice Zika Concerns

Rory, Willett Voice Zika Concerns

A compelling Olympic golf tournament is looking increasingly imperiled by Zika virus fears. World No. 3 Rory McIlroy, who has been enthusiastic about representing Ireland at Rio de Janeiro, acknowledged there’s a chance he might not go, as has Masters champion Danny Willett, who is in line to represent England….