“With golf, I’ve never understood why it isn’t an Olympic sport? Meets all the criteria that you would need, I would have thought:
- A well maintained and documented distinction between Amateurs and Professionals, so can keep with Olympic tradition and be Amateurs only;
- All countries play it;
- Could be match play or stroke – either way you could easily get the winner within 4 days – a week;
- Most countries have a national amateur championship, so selection would be easy;
- Any country hosting the Olympics would have a course that would be up to it; and
The crowd would enjoy it.
I’ve always entertained the idea of writing to the Olympic committee to see why it isn’t included.”