Wednesday, August 3

VIDEO: A Brief Look at Golf in the 1904 and 2016 Olympics

I'VE WONDERED ABOUT THE 2016 OLYMPICS. Would the event be derailed by the Zika virus and/or a host of other factors? In the end, no, here come the Olympic athletes to Rio de Janeiro and, very soon, the world will be watching.

In addition, as you probably know, golf is returning to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years. Dan Arritt at wrote:
The absence of several top players in the men's tournament scheduled for Aug. 11-14 might keep adrenaline flow well below Ryder Cup levels. An untested Olympic course in a logistically challenged city might even make the experience downright uncomfortable.

But the man who endures to win gold within the Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca will have perseverance in common with George S. Lyon, the reigning Olympic golf champion for the past 112 years.

Lyon had taken up golf just eight years before the 1904 Olympics. The 46-year-old Canadian survived a lengthy format, even longer odds and tumultuous weather conditions on the final day in St. Louis to defeat Chicago native H. Chandler Egan.
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