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