Rickie and them find it intriguing to "Blame It On Rio".
I understand the big names who have dropped out don't want to expose themselves or families to Zika virus. But Zika isn't the only blame here.
Blame the PGA Tour, the wraparound season, and playing cram the last two majors into 3 weeks schedule.
Blame the IOC and IGF, they're the ones who created the fiasco of the Top 60 thing and using their own F- - - ed up version of "qualifying". Instead of taking the Top 60 on paper, take maybe the Top 20 on paper.... make it a field of 80 ish. And use some sort of Olympic trials sort of format and points system based on that season's PGA and European Tour and let the other 60 spots be "qualified"
That being said after this learning experience I think the Tours and IOC will work together in 2020 a little better... hell you could make the PGA the first major of the season for '19 and '20 and yank the bye week out of the FedEX Cup playoffs. Or play it a couple weeks later than usual.