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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship


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It’s hot in herre. As expected (yet dreaded), it was absolutely scorching hot at Baltusrol GC in Springfield, New Jersey (about 30 minutes from Manhattan). I mean, it “said” the temperature was 94-degrees, but I’m pretty sure it “felt” more like 105 degrees at least. And don’t even get me started what it was like if you were walking on concrete — I felt like I was suffocating and burning in a fire.

Well, even some of the golfers who are used to such roasting hot temperatures couldn’t handle the heat during Monday’s practice round ahead of the fourth and final major the PGA Championship.

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Rory McIlroy announced Wednesday morning that he has officially withdrawn his name from golf’s return to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, citing health risks over the Zika virus. The world no. 4 golfer would have been one of two golfers representing Ireland, but McIlroy and his fiancee, Erica Stoll, plan to start a family in the near future, and Zika has been linked to birth defects among newborns.

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