Jason Day, World’s Top Golfer, Pulls Out of Olympics Over Zika Fears

Jason Day, World’s Top Golfer, Pulls Out of Olympics Over Zika Fears

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In his Olympic withdrawal, Jason Day cited the risk of the Zika virus on his wife’s future pregnancies.

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Jason Day, the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, became the latest player to pull out of the Olympics because of concern over the Zika virus.

“The reason for my decision is my concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus and the potential risks that it may present to my wife’s future pregnancies and to future members of our family,” he said in a statement.



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