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Golf Qualification for Summer Olympic Games 2016

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dcro    1,760
9 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Though to be fair, I don't think people will say "OMG, Branden Grace won't go to Rio!"... 

 

And about McDowell, it seems as though he was already long clear that he didn't want to leave home at the time his wife might be giving birth :) 

 

I'm sure he would be fine with missing the birth if this was US Open or something.

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heywoodu    2,026
19 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

I'm sure he would be fine with missing the birth if this was US Open or something.

I don't know, it's not like it's so incredibly uncommon for athletes to miss a big competition because of this kind of reason. 

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Gianlu33    595

I think that it's the time for remove golf by Tokyo 2024. Almost all athlete retired by games for economical reason. In a PGA if you'll finish in 4th place you'll win a lot of money instead at Olympic Games, if you'll finish in 4th place, you will not win anything.

In the PGA Tour or similar, you promote your sponsor whit clothes or similar and you receive money in return instead at Olympics you must dress whit national clothes.

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vinipereira    351

Maybe for a change some golfer could use as an excuse the fear of getting murdered in the streets of Rio or being infected by a super bacteria in the waters of Copacabana. The zika virus "card" is getting OLD.

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heywoodu    2,026
4 minutes ago, Gianlu33 said:

I think that it's the time for remove golf by Tokyo 2024. Almost all athlete retired by games for economical reason. In a PGA if you'll finish in 4th place you'll win a lot of money instead at Olympic Games, if you'll finish in 4th place, you will not win anything.

In the PGA Tour or similar, you promote your sponsor whit clothes or similar and you receive money in return instead at Olympics you must dress whit national clothes.

Those reasons are all exactly the same in basically every other sport.

 

No, we should give golf a couple of Olympic cycles before deciding anything. Already saying it should be removed even before the first Olympics where it's back is way, way, way too early and makes absolutely no sense. 

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Gianlu33    595
1 minute ago, heywoodu said:

Those reasons are all exactly the same in basically every other sport.

 

No, we should give golf a couple of Olympic cycles before deciding anything. Already saying it should be removed even before the first Olympics where it's back is way, way, way too early and makes absolutely no sense. 

I know, but if all top athletes in the ranking reject the Olympic pass it's completly unless have the golf at the games. 

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heywoodu    2,026
6 minutes ago, Gianlu33 said:

I know, but if all top athletes in the ranking reject the Olympic pass it's completly unless have the golf at the games. 

Yes. Did they reject it for 2020 and 2024 already as well? I don't think so :)

 

 

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dcro    1,760

I have a feeling that there will be a lot more withdrawals after the qualification list gets published next week...

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sanjaydas    1

All these withdrawls give an outside chance to Anirban Lahiri to be in the top bracket.

 

India should have 3 golfers at Rio

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