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Golf Qualification for Summer Olympic Games 2016

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South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen (Ranked 12) has also withdrawn. A couple more big names and we could hit point where people feeling neutral to the idea will drop out to rest.

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dareza    358

Im afraid that same will be with tennis in 2020 because there is no points for ranking.

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6 minutes ago, dareza said:

Im afraid that same will be with tennis in 2020 because there is no points for ranking.

 

I don't think points are a huge deal. The culture is also a bit different in tennis. Everyone playing tennis now grew up watching their idols playing at the Olympics, it essentially has become part of their schedule. Golf doesn't have that and it will take these pioneers to set things on the right track. Of course losing more top 15 players will not be helpful for the sport.

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kungshamra71    112
On 4/21/2016 at 6:16 PM, JoshMartini007 said:

 

I don't think points are a huge deal. The culture is also a bit different in tennis. Everyone playing tennis now grew up watching their idols playing at the Olympics, it essentially has become part of their schedule. Golf doesn't have that and it will take these pioneers to set things on the right track. Of course losing more top 15 players will not be helpful for the sport.

 

Exactly my thoughts! I think it's really bad for the olympic future of golf, but I totally undersand the players, they dream is to win the majors, the ryders cup, those were the dreams that they grew with, not winning an olympic medal...

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De_Gambassi    104
Sur 26/4/2016 at 19:54 , kungshamra71 a déclaré:

 

Exactly my thoughts! I think it's really bad for the olympic future of golf, but I totally undersand the players, they dream is to win the majors, the ryders cup, those were the dreams that they grew with, not winning an olympic medal...

 

I don't think it's too woriisome yet. If tennis is anything to go by, the first tournament in Seoul was missing a lot of top tennis players (Wilander, Lendl, Becker, Noah, etc.)

 

It takes some time to establish it.

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Agger    159
On 26/4/2016 at 19:54, kungshamra71 said:

 

Exactly my thoughts! I think it's really bad for the olympic future of golf, but I totally undersand the players, they dream is to win the majors, the ryders cup, those were the dreams that they grew with, not winning an olympic medal...

 

None the less several of the absolute top players have embraced it and some even mention it as the target of the season.

I'm not too worried...

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dcro    1,119

They are just using zika virus as an excuse.

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heywoodu    1,310
1 hour ago, JoshMartini007 said:

:AUS Australia's Marc Leishman has withdrawn citing Zika virus fears.

Mostly citing fears of his wife contracting Zika after getting a life threatening infection last year, right? That's a little different than just "I think I might get Zika, so I won't go"..

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Agger    159

Rory McIlroy has joined the list of players withdrawing because of zika.

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