Zika fears and what Padraig Harrington termed the 'sheep-like' disposition of golfers - though he was not talking specifically about Irish players - led to several of our top ranked individuals not being present at Rio.
Harrington and the little-known Seamus Power - world ranked 295 - are our representatives on the golf course. Playing decently they are too.
Harrington finished the third round five-under, still in with a shout of a medal. Power started the third round well, at one point being six-under, though he would drop shots later on.
Power is from Waterford - though that is not something you would guess from his accent, there's little of the Deise left in it. The player, who turned professional five years ago, went to East Tennessee State University. During his time there, he picked up an American tone.
It's not quite G-Mac levels of WTF, but it's close.
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) August 12, 2016
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