Rio 2016: Rory McIlroy pulls out of Olympics because of fears over Zika virus
Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the Olympic Games in Rio because of concerns about the Zika virus.
In a statement, McIlroy said that “my health and my family’s health comes before everything else”.
“Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take,” said McIlroy, 27.
Vijay Singh and Australia’s Marc Leishman have already pulled out of the games because of the Zika issue. – READ MORE