When the powers-that-be decided to include golf in the Rio Olympics, they should have really checked with the golfers that it mattered a jot to them. The run-up to the entire games have been dominated by top-level golfers pulling out of the Games: Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Shane Lowry have already confirmed that they won't be competing in Rio.
The numbers refusing to compete has swelled once again today, with Jordan Spieth apparently going to give the Games a miss, according to the president of the IGF, Peter Dawson.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) July 11, 2016
Breaking: Jordan Spieth has withdrawn his name from Olympics consideration. Watson, Fowler, Reed, Kuchar to represent United States.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) July 11, 2016
In other Spieth-related news, he has been paired with Shane Lowry at the opening round of The Open at Royal Troon this weekend.
More to follow.