South African Louis Oosthuizen became the third major champion golfer in the last two weeks to say he will skip the Rio Olympics.
Oosthuizen cited “long deliberations” and “family and schedule issues” in a statement.
“I have always represented South Africa with pride so didn’t make my decision without a great deal of thought,” Oosthuizen said in the statement.
Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion ranked No. 12 in the world, joins past Masters champions Adam Scott and Vijay Singh in skipping the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years.
With Oosthuizen out, South Africa’s Olympic men’s golf team will likely be composed of No. 11 Branden Grace and No. 20 Charl Schwartzel.
South Africa’s Olympic golf captain is Gary Player.