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Granada to Carry Paraguayan Flag in Opening Ceremonies of Olympics

Granada to Carry Paraguayan Flag in Opening Ceremonies of Olympics

As golf makes its return to the Olympics, one lucky participant will have an added experience she will never forget. Julieta Granada, the 154th-ranked female player in the world, will be the flag bearer for her native Paraguay during the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Games on Friday. “There was a…

Underdogs Who Might Garner Olympic Glory View More
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Underdogs Who Might Garner Olympic Glory

The fields for next month’s Olympic golf tournaments in Rio de Janeiro are finally set, it was announced earlier this week. Fields of 60 men and 60 women will chase gold in golf’s return to the Games after 112 years. Following a rash of withdrawals, just eight of world’s top…

Piller Set to Seize Olympic Opportunity View More
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Piller Set to Seize Olympic Opportunity

Jordan Spieth and company have opted out of the Olympics, but the women are seeing things quite differently. A great example comes courtesy of Gerina Piller, the Solheim Cup hero who finished tied for eighth in the U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle. Piller released the following statement after her high finish…

Spieth Pulls Out Of Olympics, Matt Kuchar Now In View More
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Spieth Pulls Out Of Olympics, Matt Kuchar Now In

Adding to the ever-growing list of names forgoing Olympic participation, world No. 3 Jordan Spieth has decided to skip the Summer Games. According to Ty Votaw of the International Golf Federation, Spieth cited health concerns as the reason he will not travel to Brasil. His announcement now means that the current top four players…

Jaco van Zyl Withdraws From Majors to Play Olympics View More
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Jaco van Zyl Withdraws From Majors to Play Olympics

It’s become commonplace for the world’s top-ranked players to drop out of the Olympics while they focus on a busy 2016 schedule with big-time tournaments occurring almost weekly. Now South Africa’s Jaco van Zyl is turning the tables. Van Zyl, ranked No. 65 in the world, has withdrawn from next…

Friday Quad: 4 Best Olympic Cities for Golf View More
Royal Melbourne West is widely considered Australia's best golf course. It's one reason an Olympic return to Melbourne would be ideal for golf.

Friday Quad: 4 Best Olympic Cities for Golf

Is Rio de Janeiro the worst Summer Olympics host city for golf? Most people would answer that question with a “Probably,” “Definitely,” or “What’s the question?!” Between the Zika virus, poverty and a bankrupt government — not to mention a Brazilian president facing impeachment — the city has its problems….