Rory McIlroy Withdraws From Rio Olympic Games

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, June 18. McIlroy has withdrawn from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Andrew Redington/Getty

Golfer Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer amid concerns over the Zika virus.

In a statement, McIlroy said the risk of him or his family contracting Zika is "a risk I am unwilling to take."

He said: "After speaking with those closest to me, I've come to realize that my health and my family's health comes before anything else."

The Games begin on August 5.

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