2020 Tokyo Olympics: Dustin Johnson Opts Out

Pro golf maven and PGA TOUR player Dustin Johnson has decided to dismiss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and put his energy and focus on the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Dustin Johnson is the world No. 5 player and his above par skillset made him a contender for the 2020 Olympics golf tournament. However, his manager, David Winkle, confirmed that he would not be making his appearance in Tokyo.

Personal preference & priority

In a statement to Golfweek, Winkle explained, “At the end of the day, it’s a matter of personal preference and priority. As much as he would be honored to be an Olympian, the FedEx Cup Playoffs are also very important to him. Having had a few close calls in the Playoffs, he really wants to win them before his time is done and he feels that he wouldn’t be giving himself the best opportunity to do so if he added a lengthy international trip just prior to their beginning (and shortly after returning from two weeks in Europe.”

Brooks Koepka also mentioned back in January that they would not be making the Olympics a priority over the FedEx playoffs, which will be happening shortly after in August.

When asked about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Brooks Koepka retorted, “We’ll see where everything falls.” The pro golfer did not sound completely sure about his commitment to the games.

Coronavirus may delay 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics games are set to begin in July, however with the looming threat of the coronavirus hanging over it is very possible that there could be some delays or an overall cancellation of the 2020 Japan Olympics.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 24 and end on August 9. The FedEx Cup begins August 13 and will be at the Northern Trust in Norton, Massachusetts.

Also Read: Brooks Koepka Warms Up to the Premiere Golf League

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