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3 years 10 months ago #109442

redskev

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Good article about Adam Scott sitting out. Author very supportive of his decision.

www.golf.com/tour-and-news/adam-scott-wh...-should-be-applauded
3 years 11 months ago #109304

redskev

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scubabumster wrote:
In golf, we have an "athlete" with a "valet" carrying his bag & clubs, telling him/her the distance & the terrain.
Is this a individual sport or a team sport? Should 2 medals be giving out for player & caddy?

Then the golf rules and the wild interpretations.
"Hey, there are 5 ants scurrying around in front of my golf ball. I deserve a relief"
www.cbssports.com/golf/eye-on-golf/25271...ts-burrowing-animals

Golf should not be an Olympics sport. Lets keep the Olympics pure.
Else I would nominate NASCAR to be an Olympics sport.
Oh man that video made me laugh! Well most of the golfers now call them and their caddy a team right? I say give the caddies a medal!

Also, NASCAR would be a hard Olympic sport cause most the drivers are American, but could you imagine? :laugh: Other countries would be like what in the.....?
3 years 11 months ago #109303

scubabumster

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In golf, we have an "athlete" with a "valet" carrying his bag & clubs, telling him/her the distance & the terrain.
Is this a individual sport or a team sport? Should 2 medals be giving out for player & caddy?

Then the golf rules and the wild interpretations.
"Hey, there are 5 ants scurrying around in front of my golf ball. I deserve a relief"
www.cbssports.com/golf/eye-on-golf/25271...ts-burrowing-animals

Golf should not be an Olympics sport. Lets keep the Olympics pure.
Else I would nominate NASCAR to be an Olympics sport.
3 years 11 months ago #109302

redskev

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They are definitely not taking the Olympics very seriously if some of the top pros are just going to skip it. I feel like golf is not really an Olympic sport to begin with though. I think the Olympics is designed to find the best athlete in the given sport, and with golf anybody can win in the given week depending on their form and the conditions presented to them. I'm sure that happens in the other sports there as well, but is limited to the very best of the best (Usain Bolt wins all the time). Top pro golfers seem to judge themselves more on their rank in the OWGR and Majors won, and might see the Olympics as an unnecessary distraction from their ultimate goal. But, I don't really know :laugh: Would be great if they all played, but I understand why some are backing out.... I think...
3 years 11 months ago #109301

GolfFanatic4U

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CoreyKasif wrote:
I think Olympics should be for amateurs and not pros.
I agree as well, but unfortunately the Professional route was the way the Olympic committee went. There just wasn't enough draw for them to go the amateur route to make it an event. Hopefully we see that change in the future.
3 years 11 months ago #109292

toddvw

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Agree that the Olympics should be for amateurs but given then chance one should take it.