World number five Dustin Johnson has become the principal golf player to affirm he is intending to miss the Tokyo Olympic Games. Johnson, who won the US Open in 2016, had recently been tepid over the possibility of contending at the Olympic 2020.
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The American has now chosen to concentrate on the FedEx Cup end of the season games, which will be hung on August 16. The Olympic 2020 men’s Olympic competition will run from July 30 to August 2. Dustin gave the Olympic 2020 a lot of thought and we talked about the upsides and downsides of him taking an interest finally, Johnson’s administrator David Winkle said to Golfweek.
Toward the day’s end, it’s a matter of individual inclination and need. As much as he would be respected to be an Olympian, the FedEx Cup Playoffs are additionally imperative to him. Having had a couple of near calamities in the Playoffs, he truly needs to win them before his time is done and feels that he wouldn’t be giving himself the best chance to do as such on the off chance that he included an extensive global excursion only preceding their start.
Johnson, who recently addressed whether the Olympic 2020 would fit into his calendar, right now is the third most noteworthy positioned American player on the planet rankings. Rivulets Koepka and Justin Thomas are above Johnson, with the previous having additionally scrutinized the significance of the Olympic golf competition contrasted with the game’s majors.
The United States is practically sure to have the chance to send four men’s players to Tokyo Olympic. Up to four top-15 players can qualify per country, or two in the best 60. Golf came back to the Olympic program in Rio 2016 just because since 1904 however the move was not met with all-inclusive excitement among the world’s top proficient players.
Countless huge names pulled back from the men’s occasion referring to reasons including the Zika infection, the absence of prize cash and stuffed timetables. Johnson was among the players to miss the competition, with the Zika infection referred to as his explanation behind not taking part. The main four on the planet rankings at that point – Australia’s Jason Day, Johnson, individual American Jordan Spieth, and Ireland’s Rory McIlroy – missed the Games.
Enthusiasm for Tokyo Olympic seems more prominent, with four-times significant boss McIlroy and the game’s symbol Tiger Woods among the top names who have demonstrated their desire to play. Schedule changes to fit around the Games incorporate the World Golf Championships-FedEx St Jude Invitational moving from late July to the primary seven day stretch of the month.