Jason Day Withdraws From Rio Olympics over Zika Fears

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Jason Day, of Australia, watches his putt on the second hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP)

The world's top-ranked golfer Jason Day on Tuesday withdrew from August's Rio Olympics, citing fears over the Zika virus.

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"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," the Australian said in a statement posted on Twitter.

(Editing by Ed Osmond)

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