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Spieth's uncertainty further clouds Olympic return - Golf Channel

Spieth's uncertainty further clouds Olympic return - Golf Channel

AKRON, Ohio – What once was considered a slow bleed has turned into a gaping wound. The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational kicks off this week, not that you would know it from the pre-tournament buzz that centers on who is playing in the Olympics. Or more specifically, who is not. The high-profile withdrawals last week of Rory McIlroy , Graeme McDowell and Branden Grace were followed Tuesday by a bigger blow when world No. 1 Jason Day pulled out, citing concerns over the Zika virus. Minutes later, newly-married Shane Lowry followed Day in grabbing a spot on the bench. Rest assured, this mass exodus is not what Olympic organizers or golf executives had in mind when the sport was voted back into the Olympics several years ago. But now the situation has reached a level where it is not only overshadowing this week’s proceedings in Akron, but threatens to serve as a dark cloud hangin...

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