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Rickie Fowler will compete at 2016 Rio Olympics

The former Oklahoma State golfer will be representing the United States.

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Rickie Fowler took to Twitter to say he's going to compete for the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio.

The former Oklahoma State golfer is ranked No. 7 in the world. He has won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the European Tour and lost the Phoenix Open on the fourth playoff hole to Hideki Matsuyama this year.

Countries are allowed a maximum of four golfers provided they're in the top 15 in the world ranking; otherwise, countries are limited to no more than two players until the 60-man field is set.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson (No. 5), Patrick Reed (No. 13) and Matt Kuchar (No. 15) will join Fowler on Team USA. Reed moved into position after Dustin Johnson (No. 2) withdrew, citing concerns about the Zika virus, while Kuchar steps in for Jordan Spieth, who cited health concerns as well. Peter Dawson, president of the International Golf Federation, made the announcement at Royal Troon, site of this week's British Open Championship.

With Spieth withdrawing from Rio, none of the top four golfers will compete in the Olympics: Jason Day (Australia), Johnson and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), each cited the Zika virus.