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Two-time Golf Masters Champ B. Watson has not confirmed participation in the Olympics

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

06-29-2016 15:54 BJT

Jason Day, world number one golfer, revealed his decision to skip the Olympics ahead of this week's WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

His comments have caused quite a stir at the tournament, and that had many wondering who else may not play -- as many golfers have not confirmed their participation, and that includes world number two Jordan Spieth.

"Right now I'm uncertain. Always been excited about the possible opportunity, but there's quite a few different factors that would turn somebody away from going. It's not just one, there's quite a few factors. So I personally have not received enough information that would allow me to make a confident decision either way at this point, so it'll be as we gather further information I'll be able to lean one way or the other, and when I feel confident on either side, I'll make the choice," said Jordan Spieth.

World number six Bubba Watson said, "I talked to the (PGA) Tour yesterday. I am 100 percent in. There's ways I can get out. That's not making the team, that's one, that's the first. The U.S. Government or the Olympic Association telling me I can't go. We're cancelling it or the U.S. Government says we don't need to travel there. That would be the only way I'm not going, or a bad car wreck."

This year's Masters champion Danny Willett is also uncertain. He and his wife have a newborn son, and they have thought about having more kids in the future, so the world number nine is thinking long and hard about putting his or his family's health in danger.

And Canadian golfer, Brooke Henderson, who won this year's LPGA championship said she is monitoring the situation, but right now her plan is to go to Rio and win a gold medal.

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