Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa has joined Fiji’s Vijay Singh and Australia’s Adam Scott in declaring to his country’s golf association that he is not available for the Olympics.
In response to these announcements Peter Dawson, President of the International Golf Federation said: “The IGF understands the challenges players face in terms of scheduling this summer and it is regrettable to see a few leading players withdraw from this year’s Games.
“The Olympics is the world’s greatest celebration of sport and it is exciting and appropriate that golf features in its programme again. Real history will be made at this year’s Olympic competitions and it is our belief that the unique experience of competing will live forever with athletes that take part.”
The IGF was founded in 1958 to encourage the international development of the game and to employ golf as a vehicle to foster friendship and sportsmanship. Recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the official international federation for golf, the IGF is comprised of 133 Federations from 127 countries. The IGF serves as the International Olympic Committee’s recognised International Federation for golf.
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