Date: July 11, 2016
Author: Golf Australia

Jones a non-starter for Rio

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Australian Open champion Matthew Jones has informed Golf Australia he will not take up his position on the golf team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  

Jones finished the qualification period ranked as the fifth best Australian, however three players (Jason Day, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman) ranked higher had already withdrawn from the team.

The two female and two male players ranked highest as of today's cut-off date are offered a place in the Australian Olympic team. 

The official team annoucement will be made on Wednesday.