US golfer Jordan Spieth watches his approach shot on the 3rd hole during practice on July 11, 2016, ahead of the 2016 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland. The 2016 British Open begins on July 14, 2016. World number three Jordan Spieth became the latest leading golfer to decide not to play at the Olympics next month in Rio de Janeiro, the International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson announced Monday. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
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July 11, 2016 2:34 PM EDT

Golf’s number 3 player Jordan Spieth will not participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, citing “health reasons.”

International Golf Federation President Peter Dawson announced the decision on Monday. Spieth had until midnight Monday in Scotland to make a decision, the Associated Press reported.

By withdrawing, Spieth becomes the fourth top-ranked golf player to pull out from the 2016 Olympics. The others, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, withdrew citing the Zika virus. The Zika outbreak has hit Brazil worse than any other country, leading some athletes to decline to compete in the 2016 games.

Spieth was excited about competing in the Olympics until about a month ago, when he grew concerned over the Zika virus and security threats in Rio, according to the AP.

The U.S. still has four golfers who will participate in the Rio games, the most of any country competing. Bubba Watson, Rickie Folwer, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar, who replaced Spieth, will represent the U.S. during the games.

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