Rory McIlroy wont play golf at the Rio Olympics.
Here it is, the worst kept secret inside the ropes becomes official; Rory McIlroy will skip the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio. Zika again the blame. Suddenly the fight between choosing Team Ireland over Team GB and having to wear New Balance clothing instead of Nike has all gone away.

Every cloud

Here's the statement.

After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.
After speaking with those closest to me, I've come to realise that my health and my family's health comes before anything 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.
I trust the Irish people will understand my decision. The unwavering support I receive every time I compete in a golf tournament at home or abroad means the world to me.
I will continue to endeavor to make my fans and fans of golf proud with my play on the course and my actions off it.
This was Rors last month taking about how he was all set to play.

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