Sunday, October 11, 2009

Teeing It Up in 2016

For years I have been an advocate of golf being introduced as a Summer Olympic sport. It made too much sense for a number of reasons. A four-round tournament is perfect for scheduling purposes and an international field is already present at all PGA Tour events. For whatever reason though, the IOC prevented golf from being an official sport until a few days ago.

Starting in 2016 (and confirmed for 2020 as well), the Olympics will include a 60-person four-day tournament to award Gold Silver and Bronze. This gives Tiger Woods a chance to add a gold medal to his arsenal of trophy hardware. Both a Mens and Womens tournament will be held. Look for a possible USA sweep for the Mens medals as Americans currently hold the top three spots in the world golf rankings.

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