After R&A chief Peter Dawson implied that Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy might be spared the difficult choice of which country he’d represent in the 2016 Olympics due to a Charter regulation, reports surfaced on Tuesday saying that McIlroy would almost certainly represent Ireland. However, it appears Dawson may have misinterpreted the Olympic regulation, according to BBC Sport: (continue reading…)
Two-time major champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman is to assist the China Golf Association (CGA) in the run-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, it was announced today. (continue reading…)
In a move designed to placate critics of its current anti-doping regime, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has approved the immediate introduction of so-called “biological passport” programmes on each of the sport’s major professional tours.
The announcement, arriving as it does a mere three weeks after NBA commissioner David Stern reiterated his commitment to blood testing, only furthers golf’s isolation from the mainstream of world sport. (continue reading…)
Rory McIlroy has always answered questions to the press as honestly as possible — one of his most endearing qualities. However, there is one sensitive issue that the 23-year-old from Northern Ireland has avoided giving a straight answer: With golf’s re-entrance to the Olympics in 2016, will he represent Ireland or Great Britain? (continue reading…)
Architects’ architect Gil Hanse has been commissioned to design the venue for golf’s return to the Olympic Games in 2016.
Famed for his diligent and ecologically-sensitive approach to course design, Hanse – whose bid was strengthened by the cooperation of LPGA legend Amy Alcott – was selected ahead of several high-profile candidates, including Gary Player, Peter Thompson, Jack Nicla (continue reading…)
Golf returns to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but there’s one tiny problem — the city doesn’t have a course that can host the competition…yet. Organizers are asking architects interested in designing the golf course for the Games to submit proposals by the end of this month, with a winner to be decided by Christmas, according to the AP: (continue reading…)