Dustin Johnson is cleared from the Olympics

The number 1 in the world ranking prefers to remain focused on the PGA circuit. He already resigned from participating in the Rio Games in 2016.


Despite having secured one of the four spots offered by the United States Men's Olympic Golf Team, Dustin Johnson has decided to forgo the Tokyo Games to focus entirely on the PGA Tour, his biggest goal. "In fact, I never decided if I was going to play or not, I just didn't sign up. But it's right in the middle of a great stretch of golf for me, so that was the reason I was rambling a bit," explained the current number 1 of the world ranking in ASAP Sports last Saturday.

The Olympic golf competition is scheduled for July 29-August 1, right in between major tournaments Johnson has marked on his roadmap, such as the Open Championship and the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. "It's a lot of traveling at a time when it's important to me to feel like I'm focused on playing on the PGA Tour," he said.

It is not the first time that Johnson has fallen from an Olympic shortlist, since he also resigned from participating in the Rio Games in 2016. Due to the current ranking situation, the four Americans who would have the option of being in Tokyo are: Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Collin Morikawa, and Xander Schauffele.

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