Thursday, June 23, 2016

McDowell follows McIlroy in withdrawing from Rio Olympic Games golf

The Irish Olympic golf team lost its second potential member in as many days when Graeme McDowell (pictured above) followed Rory McIlroy in withdrawing his name from consideration for Rio.
McIlroy withdrew on Wednesday, citing concerns over the Zika virus and leaving McDowell in line for the second and final automatic qualifying spot for Ireland alongside Shane Lowry
 But McDowell's wife is pregnant with the couple's second child and is expected to give birth in early September, leading the Ulsterman to announce via Twitter that he won't make the trip to Brazil



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