Dustin Johnson will skip the men’s Olympic golf tournament outside of Tokyo this summer, becoming the first highly ranked player to take a pass on the event.

Johnson’s agent, David Winkle, confirmed the decision first reported by Golfweek.

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Ranked fifth in the world, Johnson was in line to be one of four Americans eligible for the 60-player tournament scheduled to begin on July 30. Winkle cited the condensed PGA Tour schedule and Johnson’s desire to be prepared for the FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin a short time after the Olympics, as his reasons for skipping the Games.

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