Tuesday, October 13, 2009

'Bout Time for Olympic Golf

Golf will return as an Olympic sport in 2016, which means the robber barons that head the International Olympic Committee are capable of doing something right when they aren't playing now-you-see-it, now-you-don't with sitting presidents, turning a blind eye to censorship, and holding the Game's hostage for television revenue that would make Donald Trump blush.

Why it has taken so long to re-admit golf as an Olympic sport is beyond me. After all, the game was born in Scotland, grew up in the U.S., and now is a handsome, multilingual, worldwide ambassador growing itself all over the world.

Golf was last an official Olympic event in 1904, but was dropped because at the time only about 871 people played the game on the six or so courses that were available worldwide. It just didn't seem right to give a sport of so few an enormous stage for so many.

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