Golf superstar Rory McIlroy will not be heading to Rio.
The No. 3-ranked golfer in the world said concerns about the Zika virus have prompted him to withdraw his name from consideration for the Summer Olympics.
"My health and my family's health comes before anything else," McIlroy said in a statement Wednesday. "Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take."
The move marks a rapid about-face for the Northern Irish athlete, who earlier in June said initial concerns about the virus had eased.