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Jordan Spieth withdraws from Rio Olympics

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(NBC SPORTS) Jordan Spieth informed the International Golf Federation that he will not participate in the Rio Olympics. Spieth, who is the No. 3 ranked golfer in the world, is just the latest withdrawal from the tournament. 

With his withdrawal, none of the top four players in the world will be participating at the Rio Games. Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy all previously announced they would not be playing in the Olympics. Bubba Watson, No. 5 in the world,  is now the highest ranked Olympic golfer.

Barring further withdrawals, the United States will be represented by Watson, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar. Each are within the top 10 of the Olympic golf rankings, with Watson at No. 1 and Fowler at No. 3.

Henrik Stenson, No. 6 in the world, is the highest ranked international golfer still in play and is ranked No. 2 in the Olympic golf rankings. Danny Willett and Justin Rose fill out the top five in the Olympic rankings and are slated to represent Great Britain.

The Olympic Golf Rankings closed today. Though players can still withdraw, these are the final rankings as of July 11, 2016:

  1. Bubba Watson (USA)
  2. Henrik Stenson (SWE)
  3. Rickie Fowler (USA)
  4. Danny Willett (GBR)
  5. Justin Rose (GBR)
  6. Sergio Garcia (ESP)
  7. Patrick Reed (USA)
  8. Matt Kuchar (USA)
  9. Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP)
  10. Byeong Hun An (KOR)
  11. Thongchai Jaidee (THA)
  12. Danny Lee (NZL)
  13. Emiliana Grillo (ARG)
  14. David Lingmerth (SWE)
  15. Soren Kjeldsen (DEN)
  16. Bernd Wiesberger (AUT)
  17. Martin Kaymer (GER)
  18. Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA)
  19. Francesco Molinari (ITA)
  20. Anirban Lahiri (IND)
  21. Thobjorn Olesen (DEN)
  22. Joost Luiten (NED)
  23. Thomas Pieters (BEL)
  24. Jaco Van Zyl (RSA)
  25. Rabian Gomez (ARG)
  26. Jeughun Wang (KOR)
  27. Scott Hend (AUS)
  28. Marcus Fraser (AUS)
  29. Brandon Stone (RSA)
  30. Yuta Ikeda (JPN)
  31. Shingo Katayama (JPN)
  32. Gregory Bourdy (FRA)
  33. Julien Quesne (FRA)
  34. Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL)
  35. Ricardo Gouveia (POR)
  36. David Hearn (CAN)
  37. Wu Ashun (CHN)
  38. Miguel Tabuena (PHI)
  39. Hao Tong Li (CHN)
  40. Alex  Cejka (GER)
  41. Graham DeLaet (CAN)
  42. Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR)
  43. Padraig Harrington (IRL)
  44. Ryan Fox (NZL)
  45. SSP Chawrasia (IND)
  46. Danny Chia (MAS)
  47. Mikko Ilonen (FIN)
  48. Jhonattan Vegas (VEN)
  49. Felipe Aguilar (CHI)
  50. Cheng Tsung Pan (TPE)
  51. Adilson da Silva (BRA)
  52. Seamus Power (IRL)
  53. Espen Kofstad (NOR)
  54. Roope Kakko (FIN)
  55. Nino Bertasio (ITA)
  56. Siddikur Rahman (BAN)
  57. Camilo Villegas (COL)
  58. Wen-Tang Lin (TPE)
  59. Angelo Que (PHI)
  60. Gavin Kyle Green (MAS)
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