2016 Olympic Golf Recap: What We Learned

Sep 6, 2016

If you haven’t been following the Olympic golf story, then you it may be time to start paying attention. Almost all Olympic golf recaps are saying the same thing: even after all the busy tours schedule controversy, killer viruses and opposition, Olympic golf was a success! It was more than just another round of golf on a South Florida golf course, it was a moment in history!

Olympic Golf Men’s medal winners

Gold: Justin Rose (United Kingdom)

Silver: Henrik Stenson (Sweden)

Bronze: Matt Kuchar (United States)

 

Olympic Golf Women’s medal winners

Gold: Inbee Park (South Korea)

Silver: Lydia Ko (New Zealand)

Bronze: Shanshan Feng (China)

 

Many South Florida golf course regulars are happy to know that the Olympics will likely be hosting more golfers in the next games. The truth is that that the events leading up to the sports entry into the Olympics after 112 years should have left Olympic golf in the bunker for good. Many vocal opponents have come forward after the games and changed their minds about the inclusion of Golf into the Olympics.

Some notable reactions from the best golfers in the world:

Rory McIlroy said he was pleasantly surprised by the large crowd turn out and he was glad to be proven wrong about the viability of Olympic golf.

Jordan Spieth says he wished he was there to represent his country.

Jason Day quipped that he watched a single hole of Olympic golf and almost nothing else. Though Day did add that he was excited to qualify for the 2020 games in Tokyo.

Deer Creek Golf Club followed the golf news leading up to the Olympics games. If you want to read any of our previous blogs you can find them here:

– Initial announcement that Olympic golf was created after 112 years.

– With the sport making headlines, it seemed Olympic Golf was gaining traction.

– After many star athletes dropping out, Olympic golf was guaranteed to fail.