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Zika virus, other factors won't keep Bubba Watson from Rio Olympics


AP
8:46 p.m. EDT June 21, 2016

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson says he’s 100 percent committed to playing in the Olympics in August, assuming he qualifies for the team.

The two-time Masters champion was in Connecticut on Monday promoting the Travelers Championship, which will be played Aug. 4-7, the week before the Olympic men’s golf tournament.

Watson said as defending champion, he’s committed to playing in Connecticut, which comes the week after the PGA Championship in New Jersey.

He won’t be able to participate in the Olympic opening ceremony, which will occur the same day as the second round in Cromwell.

“I looked into it, there’s no way to get a jet to get there and back,” he said.

But he said he won’t let a busy schedule, the Zika virus or anything else keep him from playing in Rio de Janeiro.

Watson and his wife, Angie, have two adopted children, but are unable to conceive. He said for that reason, the virus hasn’t been a factor in deciding whether to travel to Brazil.

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