Willett echoes McIlroy concerns over Zika outbreak

Danny Willett "monitoring" Zika virus before committing to Olympics

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 24 May 2016

Danny Willett has echoed Rory McIlroy's concerns about competing in the Olympics following Brazil's recent Zika epidemic. 

Speaking ahead of this week's BMW PGA Championship, Willett, 28, admits he will be seeking serious medical advice before fully committing to playing in Rio.

Just as McIlroy explained at the Irish Open, family comes before anything else. 

Related: Rory may skip Olympics

"We are monitoring it," said Masters champion Willett. 

"If it turns out that it would be a massive threat to myself or to (wife) Nic or to the little man, then I probably wouldn't go. Family comes first. But as it stands at the minute, I think everything should be okay."

Willett is ninth in the world rankings and projected to represent Great Britain alongside Justin Rose.

The likes of Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen and Vijay Singh have already withdrawn from the Olympic golf tournament.



Loading Comments...