Some top golfers bailing on Tokyo Olympics; Conners and Hughes to represent Canada

Corey Conners of Listowel, ranked 36th in the world, and Mackenzie Hughes of Ancaster (63rd) will make up the men’s golf team for Canada at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Teams were finalized based on world rankings following the U.S. Open on Sunday.

The women’s field will be officially finalized next week although the Team Canada members are already confirmed with Brooke Henderson (Smith Falls) and Alena Sharp (Hamilton).

Four of the top 10 men in the world golf ranking are not going to Japan for the Olympics, only one of them by choice.

The 60-man field was set Tuesday based on the world ranking with a half-dozen late withdrawals, a list that included U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, Tyrrell Hatton of England and Sergio Garcia of Spain.

Doug Ferguson has more HERE for AP.

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