The Olympic rings at the Odaiba waterfront in Tokyo on April 12. Photo: Yuki Iwamura, AFP via Getty Images
Jon Rahm says he wants to play. He even calls representing Spain during the Olympics this summer in Tokyo an “absolute dream” of his, an endeavor he considers a pinnacle of athletic achievement.
“I’ve been able to win championships representing Spain as an amateur in almost every level, and to bring back the gold medal would be something amazing,” Rahm said prior to the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Jon Rahm says representing Spain in the Olympics would be "something amazing." Photo: Harry How, Getty Images
But as is the case with many of his peers on the PGA Tour, Rahm’s level of desire is matched – or maybe even overwhelmed – by the pure inconvenience of it all. Practice rounds would require athletes to stay in the Olympic Village, which is 30 miles away from Kasumigaseki Country Club and requires well over an hour in the car, before golfers would get to stay closer during tournament play. That’s a part of the reportedly s...
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