Jun 28 2016GOOD IDEA GONE BAD
There was much rejoicing when golf was added to the Summer Olympics through 2020. The joy has turned to consternation, as more and more players elect not to go to Rio in August. In Akron for the WGC, world #1 Jason Day announced he's not going. Then Bridgestone defending champ Shane Lowry says he's not going, either. And no one seems to object. These players are in their prime years, both for golf and building families. Day is 28, his wife Ellie, whom he met in Twinsburg, just had baby #2. And the risk of zika is great enough that if you're Day, you have to avoid the disease. Same for Lowry. Seven of the world's top 10 say they are still going to Brazil, but there's plenty of time to change minds. And I think at least a few more will change. Let's hope for a better field, and no zika, at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.