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Olympic 2016: Golf in the Games

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Robert Ocasio

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Olympics 2016: Golf in the Games Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 4 main sites
Deodoro Hosting the following events:
BMX Maracana Hosting the following events:
Volleyball Copacabana Hosting the following events:
"Athletics" (Track Events) Barra Home to the following venues:
Olympic Training Center
Rio Arena
Golf: The Second Coming Golf is in!
IOC vote October, 2009
63-27 vote in favor
Cleared for 2016 & 2020
Professionals Agree Prior to voting:
Pros voiced opinion
Harrington and Wie represent IGF
World's #1 says "He will play" Question When was golf last included in the Olympics? Answer Golf was last included in the Olympics in 1904, the site was St. Louis, Missouri How did this work? Three countries competed
United States
United Kingdom How was it played?
36 hole stroke play competition
Individual Match Play Changing the System New Games, New Rules?
IOC Proposal
Stick with the old?
Ryder Cup Method
IOC Proposal Mens and Womens Competitions
Top 15 ranked players
Max 2 players per country (Besides top 15 players)
60 players in Mens, 60 in Womens
Top players left out
If it's not broken, don't fix it. Why a new format?
1904 format allows more opportunity
Individual Tournament
Match Play Tournament
Team and Single medals up for grabs.
RYder Cup Method Points scale based teams
Would allow for even chance
Highest player point totals
Cut down 13 player format Match Style

We will see in 2016 Many choices to be made
Team Set-up
Match Style
Venue What doesn't happen in 2016, will change in 2020 References (McCullagh) (GolfDigest) ("PGATour") ("International Golf Federation") * ("Live Your Passion, Rio 2016" 18-19) * ("Live Your Passion, Rio 2016" 18-19) * ("Live Your Passion, Rio 2016" 18-19) * ("Live Your Passion, Rio 2016" 18-19) *("Sports Reference-Olympic Sports") (Van Sickle) *("Pga 2010 Ryder Cup") "Golf Approved For 2016 Olympic Program On Vote By International Olympic Committee Membership "International Golf Federation. International Golf Federation, 09 OCT 2009. Web. 23 Apr 2010.
"Golf at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games." Sports Reference-Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC, n.d. Web. 20 Apr 2010. <http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/summer/1904/GOL/>.
Golf receives final approval, will be part of 2016 olympics. (2009, October). Retrieved from http://www.pgatour.com/2009/r/10/08/olympic_announcement/index.html Harig, Bob. "Olympic golf not all smooth sailing." ESPN Golf. ESPN, 09 OCT 2009. Web. 20 Apr 2010. <http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/columns/story?columnist=harig_bob&id=4545977>. Kelley, Brent. "Olympic Golf Tournament Format and Field." About.ccom Golf. New York Times, n.d. Web. 20 Apr 2010. <http://golf.about.com/od/tourmajorevents/f/olympicformatfield.htm>. References (Cont.) McCullagh, Kevin. "Harrington and Wie join golf’s 2016 Olympics push." Sports Business (2009): n. pag. Web. 23 Apr 2010.
Golf returning to the olympics. (2009, October 09). Golf Digest, Retrieved from http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-tours-news/2009-10/golf_olympics_ap_1009 "The 2010 Ryder Cup Team USA." Pga 2010 Ryder Cup. The PGA of America, 2010. Web. 23 Apr 2010. <http://www.rydercup.com/2010/usa/event/match_format.cfm>. "Rio 2016 Live Your Passion." Live Your Passion, Rio 2016 18-19. Web. 20 Apr 2010. <http://www.rio2016.org.br/sumarioexecutivo/rio2016_en.pdf>. Van Sickle, Gary. "Olympic golf plan leaves out world's best players." Golf. N.p., 01 APR 2009. Web. 20 Apr 2010. <http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,1888808,00.html>.
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