Golf

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Au­gust 11–20 Dead cert Masters cham­pion Danny Wil­lett will be a favourite Best of Bri­tish Justin Rose ( above right) and women’s star Charley Hull ( above left) ( Rory Mcil­roy, who was to rep­re­sent Ire­land, pulled out due to the Zika virus) Golden mo­ment Not many, be­cause golf hasn’t been in the Olympics since 1904, when the Cana­dian Ge­orge Lyon won in St Louis. The sport’s future at the Games is de­bat­able, a cause not helped by Mcil­roy say­ing he’ll be con­cen­trat­ing on ‘stuff that mat­ters’ Need to know Art stu­dent Mar­garet Ives Ab­bott won a golf tour­na­ment in Paris in 1900, un­aware it was the Olympics, and died with­out know­ing that she was America’s first fe­male Olympic cham­pion

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