Another notable golfer has opted out of this summer's Tokyo Olympics. Just over a week after Australia's Adam Scott announced his decision to skip the Tokyo Games, New Zealand golfer Danny Lee is following suit.
Lee, 30, is New Zealand's top-ranked golfer on the Official World Golf Ranking. He represented New Zealand at the Rio Olympics in 2016, finishing 27th in the men's competition.
"While Danny was very much looking forward to once again representing New Zealand and contesting for a medal in Tokyo, he has made the hard decision to focus his attention on retaining his playing rights on the PGA Tour for the 2021/2022 season," Golf New Zealand CEO Dean Murphy said, per RNZ.
With Lee not competing in Tokyo, Ryan Fox now becomes New Zealand's best bet to compete for a medal in Tokyo. Fox, 34, has competed in several majors, including the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship.