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Oosthuizen latest top golfer to pull out of Rio Olympics

  • FILE - In this March 27,2016, file photo, Louis Oosthuizen, of South Africa, acknowledges the crowd after sinking a putt on the fifth green during semifinal round play against Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club in Austin, Texas. Oosthuizen said Thursday, April 21, 2016, that he won't be taking part in golf's return to the Olympics this year, the third major champion to withdraw in the last week as the deadline nears to confirm participation. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    FILE - In this March 27,2016, file photo, Louis Oosthuizen, of South Africa, acknowledges the crowd after sinking a putt on the fifth green during semifinal round play against Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club in Austin, Texas. Oosthuizen said Thursday, April 21, 2016, that he won't be taking part in golf's return to the Olympics this year, the third major champion to withdraw in the last week as the deadline nears to confirm participation. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 17, 2016, file photo, Adam Scott, of Australia, walks off the 17th green after making his putt during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. Scott, the 2013 Masters champion and No. 7 in the world, cited the busy schedule around the Olympics when the Australian said Tuesday, April 19,2 016, he was withdrawing in golf's return to the Olympics this year  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    FILE - In this March 17, 2016, file photo, Adam Scott, of Australia, walks off the 17th green after making his putt during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. Scott, the 2013 Masters champion and No. 7 in the world, cited the busy schedule around the Olympics when the Australian said Tuesday, April 19,2 016, he was withdrawing in golf's return to the Olympics this year (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)  (The Associated Press)

Louis Oosthuizen is the latest major champion who says he won't be taking part in golf's return to the Olympics.

Oosthuizen says scheduling and family issues led him to inform the South African delegation that he won't be playing in Rio the first full week of August.

Adam Scott also said this week he wouldn't be playing because it doesn't fit his schedule. Vijay Singh said last week that it wasn't a priority.

All three players were nearly assured of qualifying for their countries.