Gold medal performance: Golf was a success at the Rio Olympics, despite the absence of McIlroy, Spieth and Day, the most charismatic players in the world.
Growing the game: The Ladies European Tour, and the women’s game in particular, has much to gain from a media platform that reaches far beyond the narrow confines of the golf channels. Its future as an Olympic sport depends on a review headed by Bach.
Younger viewers: Bach is under huge pressure to bring down the average age of the people watching the Olympics, which is over 50. He has the power to continue the golf experiment, and enable golf unions to access government funding available only to Olympic sports.