Golf at the Olympics: A short history, and Adam Scott’s concerns

Golf was last in the Olympics in 1904 but its inclusion at Rio 2016 is looking like a very different sport.

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In my latest piece for Golf Link I give a short history of the two previous occasions when golf was part of the summer Olympic program and the amazing tale of the 1904 winner.

Ahead of golf’s inclusion back in the Olympics in 2016, Adam Scott has been critical of the event, most notably about the format and the inclusion of amateurs.

Consider the last time golf was in the Olympics in 1904 when 77 golfers played matchplay at the Glen Echo Country Club in St.Louis. Representatives of just two countries formed that field; 74 Americans and 3 Canadians and despite the overwhelming odds, a Canadian by the name of George Lyons won the Olympic gold medal.

Check out the full article at GolfLink: A Short History Of Golf At The Olympics

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