Did you know Golf was first played at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, only to be removed after 1904 – it returns this year after a 112-year absence. Golf is only guaranteed a spot in this year’s Games as well as the 2020 Olympics in Japan. After that, nothing is certain!
With Golf’s return to the Olympics starting next week, many golfers have been catching up on their game and following TEAM USA including Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis and others as they prepare for the Games. The format will be 72-hole individual stroke-play events and with packed schedules, Olympians and aging athletes alike must keep their mind game and physical strength on par!
Be sure to tune into golf’s return starting next week! The Golf Channel will broadcast the men's 72-hole, stroke-play event, Aug. 11-14, and the women's, Aug. 17-20, at Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Check out the Tournament Air Times at http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golf-central-blog/golf-channel-broadcast-mens-womens-olympic-golf/.