Golfer Jason pulls out of Rio

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Akron: World No1 golfer Jason Day of Australia on Tuesday said he was withdrawing from the Rio Olympic Games over the threat of the Zika virus, dealing a blow to the sport making a return to the quadrennial event after 1904.

Akron: World No1 golfer Jason Day of Australia on Tuesday said he was withdrawing from the Rio Olympic Games over the threat of the Zika virus, dealing a blow to the sport making a return to the quadrennial event after 1904. Father-of-two Day, who recently flagged worries over the Zika virus in Brazil, made his announcement at the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational event here.

“It is with deep regret I announce that I will not be competing in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games this coming August in Rio de Janeiro,” Day said in a statement.

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