Golfing legend Gary player sounded off in an interview given to foreign media channel where he expressed his disappointment over top golf players opting out of the Olympics, including U.S. superstar Jordan Spieth and the world’s number one ranked golfer Jason Day, over Zika virus threat. (Read more).
“[With] my 18 Majors and 165 tournaments – [If I could have] had an Olympic Gold Medal amongst them, it would have been the joy of my life. I would have given anything. I would have taken a rowing boat and rowed over to play in the Olympics. And this excuse about Zika is feeble. You have Zika in America in some states right now. You’ve got more of a chance of being killed by a gun or a motorcar in America than getting Zika,” he said.
Watch the entire interview below:
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