Which golfers are skipping the 2016 Olympic golf tournament and why
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Which golfers are skipping the 2016 Olympic golf tournament and why


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The number of golfers skipping the 2016 Olympic golf tournaments -- separate 60-player events for men and women -- is growing by the day.

So far, 17 golfers -- 16 men and one woman -- have announced they're not going to make the trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for myriad reasons. We've compiled a list of the players who are skipping Olympic golf and why.



Players who are skipping the 2016 Olympic golf tournament

  1. Tim Wilkinson - January (privately), May 10 (made public), citing scheduling
  2. Vijay Singh - April 12, citing scheduling concerns
  3. Miguel Angel Jimenez - Ultimately would not have qualified for the Spanish golf team
  4. Adam Scott - April 20, citing disinterest in Olympics, format; scheduling concerns
  5. Louis Oosthuizen - April 21, citing "family and scheduling issues"
  6. Charl Schwartzel - April 25, citing Zika fears
  7. Marc Leishman - May 5, citing Zika fears
  8. Rory McIlroy - June 23, citing fears over Zika
  9. Graeme McDowell - June 24, citing wife's pregnancy, due in September
  10. Branden Grace - June 24, citing Zika virus fears
  11. Jason Day - June 28, citing fears over Zika
  12. Shane Lowry - June 28, citing fears over Zika
  13. Lee-Anne Pace - June 29, citing Zika fears
  14. Hideki Matsuyama - July 3, citing Zika fears
  15. Brendon de Jonge - July 5, citing a desire to play PGA Tour events during the Olympics to save his status
  16. Dustin Johnson - July 8, citing Zika fears
  17. Jordan Spieth - July 11, announced by the International Golf Federation
  18. Victor Dubuisson - July 11, announced by the International Golf Federation
  19. K.T. Kim - July 11, announced by the International Golf Federation
  20. Hideto Tanihara - July 11, announced by the International Golf Federation
  21. Angelo Que - July 11, announced by the International Golf Federation
  22. Matt Jones - July 11, announced by the International Golf Federation
  23. Francesco Molinari - July 12, citing "family reasons"

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