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sport be­came a big deal in my coun­try.That’s the way it works with the Olympics.”

For golf to work as an event, Rio de Janeiro has to come through, and there are le­git­i­mate wor­ries.Then again, a lot of Sum­mer Games have been prob­lem­atic in the rush to be ready. Mex­ico City, Los An­ge­les, Barcelona, Bei­jing,Athens – each seem­ingly was over­whelmed with 11thhour prob­lems but ul­ti­mately all came to­gether (Barcelona and Los An­ge­les, bril­liantly). How golf presents it­self will mat­ter, be­cause next year the IOC will vote on whether to con­tinue golf in 2024, where Los An­ge­les is mak­ing a ma­jor bid to be the host.

“Sure, in hind­sight, things took longer to get done in Rio than we ex­pected,” says

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