A missed opportunity
I doubt I’m alone in thinking the Olympic golf was a wasted opportunity. This isn’t down to Rose et al who were fantastic ambassadors for the game. The issue was the format. To introduce golf to the masses with a four-day stroke play competition was flawed (in fact, you called it months ago).
Sandwiched between the dynamic, exciting and swift gymnastics and cycling, the golf finale felt pedestrian and, dare I say it, dull.
The always enthralling Ryder Cup is just a few weeks away and a matchplay format would have been a much more exciting proposition. So I hope the powers that be give us a team match-play tournament in Tokyo. Four-balls would be wonderful – played over nine holes even better. Tiger de Souza, via email
Although it was a fitting finale for both Justin and Henrik to go head to head and their commitment was commendable, I do hope the International Olympic Committee realises the error of its ways in picking golf as an Olympic sport. Golf is no more an Olympic sport than darts, snooker and ten-pin bowling. Steve Burford, via email