I’m thoroughly surprised there isn’t already a thread on this. I hope it’s not some sort of Refuge taboo topic I’m not yet privy to.
What are everyone’s opinions on golf being played as a part of the Olympics? What regard should it be given in comparison to major championships and other tournaments? What do you think of the pros’ responses to it?
I’m on the fence about it all. Traditionally, golf has been a leisurely pastime, and doesn’t fit the bill as an “Olympic sport” in my book. However, it’s become more athletic as of late. Still, with the vast majority of golfers riding around in carts for five-plus hours, it seems like a stretch to say that it’s worthy of being part of the greatest festival of competitive sports in history. And golf already has a season full of highly-regarded competition, from the majors to the Players, the Ryder/Presidents’ Cup and a host of others, including world-class amateur tournaments. But golf in the Olympics has only been a “thing” for a little while, so, with time, could it become a welcome part of the game’s tradition?
Convince me, one way or another.