It’s hard to belive this, but golf will be in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Some of the richest men and women in world sport will get a chance to add an Olympic gold medal to their career stats.
Not everyone in the land of v-neck sweaters and check trousers is pleased. Darren Clarke thinks the Games are about amateur sports.
Others think that as long as sports like tennis (don’t get me started on that either) are there, then why not golf ?
Whoever said that golf was a “long walk spoilt” had a point, but doesn’t this devalue the Olympics (which if you haven’t guessed already, i love) still further ?
Here’s a comment from the Sky News site :
“Might as well bring in Formula 1 racing, Poker and fox hunting as olympic events.”
and another : “To add sports such as these, where Gold is not regarded as the ultimate prize, only devalues the whole olympic movement”