23 Jun '16, 2pm

Undercover Tour Pro: Why Golfers Are Bailing On The Olympics

Rory McIlroy officially dropping out of the Olympics yesterday didn't surprise me. In the past few months I've heard a lot of hesitant talk, both on the course and out to dinner with guys. It's been a real shift out here. Back in 2009, when it was announced that golf would be added to the Summer Olympics, the reaction among my buddies was entirely positive. "Hell, yeah, we should be in the Olympics! Why haven't we always?" Had golf been fast-tracked into the 2012 Games, I would've been in the conversation for qualifying for Team USA. But as the World Ranking now stands, I'll be tuning in from my couch in Florida. Unless, of course, a whole bunch of Americans drop out like so many international players have. I'll admit I was surprised when the first guys came out and said they had no intention of going to Rio--Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Vijay Singh, Mar...

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