Hall and Hull turn down Olympics
Both Charley Hull and Georgia Hall will not take up the chance of representing Great Britain in this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Hull and Mel Reid qualified by right but Hull, who played in Rio in 2016, then took to Instagram to explain her decision.
"I've been thinking long and hard over the past few months about this year's Olympics and whether or not I'd be able to give my best performance given all the scheduling and travel challenges involved," 25-year-old Hull said. "Obviously it would be a huge privilege to represent my country but I have, very reluctantly, made the tough decision not to travel this year which has been very hard given all the amazing memories I have from my experience in Rio five years ago.”
That left Hall in the team but she then also pulled out blaming a schedule that sees the Olympics followed by the Scottish Open, Women’s Open and, two weeks later, the Solheim Cup.
“It has been an exhausting schedule spending three months away from home and, with the current restrictions in place due to Covid-19, I feel it's the best decision for me not to go. I don't feel that going to Japan would allow me to prepare properly for the important few weeks ahead.”
That leaves Jodi Ewart Shadoff in the team and, should she pull out, then we’re looking at Bronte Law.