Golf returns to Olympic Games

Once again, golf has returned to the Olympics. After a vote yesterday by the International Olympic Committee, golf will be an official competition at the 2016 and 2020 Games.

As we found out earlier this month, the 2016 Olympics will take place in Rio.

The format will include a stroke play tournament over 72 holes. Golf will be offered to men's and women's fields, and each pool will consist of 60 players.

In addition to golf, the rugby world was informed that the event would also be added to the Summer Games.

Tiger Woods, who was a critical asset to golf's supporters, stated his approval of the addition: "It would be an honor for anyone who plays this game to become an Olympian."

Like virtually all other golf events on the planet, one concern the Committee had was whether the top players would participate in the event. Nonetheless, strong support from superstars like Tiger Woods, Padraig Harrington, and Phil Mickelson during the process helped to quell those fears.

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