Mat­suyama with­draws from Olympics over Zika wor­ries

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Ja­pan’s Hideki Mat­suyama has be­come the lat­est top-20 ranked golfer to with­draw from the Olympics be­cause of con­cerns about the Zika virus.

The 24-year-old, ranked 17th in the world, said he of­ten had strong re­ac­tions to in­sect bites.

“I can­not be 100% sure about my safety from the Zika virus,” he said.

World num­ber one Ja­son Day and Rory McIl­roy also pulled out of Rio with con­cerns about Zika as golf re­turns to the Olympics after 112 years.

Hideki Mat­suyama

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