GOLF WILL BECOME AN Olympic sport in 2016 for the first time in more than a century. In the meantime, folks are looking for the gold medal from the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, the AP reported.
A Canadian named George Lyon won the gold in that Olympics, the only time golf was contested in the international games. That was 106 years ago, so I’m thinking the trail might be a tad cold. The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame is making a documentary about Lyon’s victory, hoping the exposure might aid the search for the long-lost medal.
Museum director Karen Howison said the gold medal was “one of the most important golf artifacts in the world.” The documentary is scheduled to be complete by 2014, two years in advance of the Rio de Janeiro Games.
By the way, Lyon beat American Chandler Eagen in a 12-round competition over six days. Eagen was awarded the silver, and guess what? It’s lost, too.
Note to 2016 Olympic medal winners in golf: safety deposit box.
−The Armchair Golfer