Sunday, May 25, 2008
Golf is played in the summer, just not the summer Olympics
Leaders from the US and European PGA Tours met with IOC president Jacque Rogge to discuss the possibility of golf being included in the 2016 Olympics. The sport hasn't been a part of the event since 1904. There are probably a lot of hurdles that would need to be cleared for this to work. Would the big name golfers want to play? The Olympics would be smack in the middle of PGA Tour season, so would Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and the like want to interrupt that? I think they would. Say what you want about Tiger, but he loves to win. What better than adding Olympic Gold Medalist to his already monstrous list of accomplishments? I would guess that a lot of pro golfers would also like to compete and represent their countries. It would be like a more meaningful Ryder Cup, with more than a US v. Europe feel. I'm sure there's very little chance of this happening, since it's been over 100 years and they've been casually discussing it for the last 25, but I would love to see it. I'm sure NBC would love to see it, too.