Rory McIlroy Has Withdrawn From The Rio Olympics over Zika Virus

Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Irish team for the Olympic Games in Rio. A statement from McIlroy this morning confirmed his decision to withdraw from the Olympic squad over fears of contracting the Zika virus.

The statement reads as follows:

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With McIlroy having now pulled out, Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell are the current incumbents to fill the two slots available for the Irish team with Padraig Harrington and Seamus Power on standby.

H/T Balls.ie

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