Olympic Golf Course is ready, but it almost wasn’t

Golf is at the Olympics for the first time in 112 years this morning, but you wouldn’t know it from the looks of the course. It’s come a long way from where it started, but the wait has paid off.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/08/11/rios-olympic-golf-course-is-ready-but-it-almost-wasnt/

 

Golf Isn’t Big in Brazil. So Rio Organizers Took Lessons From the U.S.

Brazilian Officials have been making trips to the U.S. in the years leading up to Rio 2016 to learn the basics of a game that is not so popular in their neck of the woods. Did all the effort to prepare Rio for Golf’s return to the Olympic stage payoff?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/sports/olympics/golf-brazil-rio-games-security.html?_r=0

 

Olympic Golf 2016: Who Is Your Pick to Win Gold in Rio?

Who will wear the gold medal come Sunday? Sports Illustrated Golf Group staffers throw in their two cents on the matter. Agree? Disagree? Go cast your vote.

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/olympic-golf-2016-who-your-pick-win-gold-rio

 

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