The withdrawal of world number 3 Jordan Spieth meant that Matt Kuchar gets the opportunity to play for his country in the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
All the top four golfers in the world have withdrawn from playing the Summer Olympics. The increase in the number of withdrawals by golfers is owing to the concerns about the Zika virus epidemic in Rio de Janeiro.
Matt Kuchar is happy that he has been chosen to play for his country in the Olympics and is not deterred by the Zika virus scar that has prevented many male golfers from taking part in the prestigious Summer Olympics. Kuchar always wanted to take part in the Olympics and his performance at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational helped him to move to the 15th ranking in the world. This laid the path for him to enter into the US Olympic squad contention. Only four golfers from the US would be able to compete for the team in Rio.