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Rio 2016: Rory McIlroy pulls out of Olympics because of fears over Zika virus

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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

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