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Olympic Golf To Be Without Top-Ranked Player As Jason Day Cites Zika For Withdrawal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 28 / 16

Jason Day, the top-ranked golfer in the world, has "joined the exodus of top level golfers by pulling out" of the Rio Games due to concerns of the Zika virus, according to Ben Everill of the Melbourne AGE. Day had "long spoken of the desire to compete for Olympic gold" during golf's return to the Ol...

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