Rio 2016: Golf proved it belongs in the Olympics

Rio 2016: Golf proved it belongs in the Olympics

By Anthony Distler
After many thought it was doomed to fail, golf showed its addition to the Olympic Games was the right call...
Rio 2016: Ariya Jutanugarn leads after the first round of women's golf

Rio 2016: Ariya Jutanugarn leads after the first round of women's golf

By John Lupo
World number one Inbee Park is one shot back with several contenders not far behind....
Rio 2016: Marcus Fraser leads golf field by one shot after Round 2

Rio 2016: Marcus Fraser leads golf field by one shot after Round 2

By Aidan Thomas
Thomas Pieters and Danny Lee both made big charges towards the lead. Team USA was improved from day 1, but they continue to underperform....

Rio 2016: A guide to the golf course

60 men and 60 women who qualify for the Rio Olympics will contend in separate stroke-play events, four rounds each. The site of the Olympic Course is located on a 242-acre parcel along saltwater marshes and lagoons 22 miles southwest of downtown Rio De Janeiro and five miles south of the Athletes Village. Only a thin barrier stretch of dunes protects it from the Atlantic Ocean, with the wind prevailing from the southeast. The course comprises three distinct micro-ecologies: open rolling terrain in the north-central part of the property reclaimed lowlands to the southeast, and forestland to the southwest. The course designer is Gil Hanse and the routing scheme is a reversal of the famous formula at Muirfield, with Olympic GC’s front nine cocooning counterclockwise on the inside of the land and the back nine wrapping clockwise around the perimeter. Hanse was onsite for much of the time overseeing the shaping operation by his own team at Caveman Golf, including capable restoration...
Rio 2016: Men's tournament preview

Rio 2016: Men's tournament preview ByBrooks Giardina

The golf competition begins in Rio and despite the absence of the top four worldwide golfers, the tournament is set to be a must-watch event....
Rio 2016: Previewing golf's dark horses

Rio 2016: Previewing golf's dark horses ByJohn Lupo

Five players who could unexpectedly bring home a medal as golf tees off tomorrow....
Rio 2016: 4 USA players have medal chances in Golf, but they have plenty of challengers

Rio 2016: 4 USA players have medal chances in Golf, but they have plenty of challengers ByAidan Thomas

Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler are both favored to medal, while Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar lurk as intriguing underdogs. However, recent major winner Henrik Stenson, a pair of golfers each from Britain and Spain will attempt to thwart the American party....
Rio 2016: Matt Kuchar thought golf was a team event

Rio 2016: Matt Kuchar thought golf was a team event ByJohn Lupo

The former Players Champion was unaware of the format that the Olympics used for golf....
2016 Open Championship: How did the big names fair in the first round?

2016 Open Championship: How did the big names fair in the first round?

By Chris Lincoln
It was a mixed day for the world's finest as the 145th Open Championship began at Royal Troon....
Links specialists descend upon The Open

Links specialists descend upon The Open

By Chris Lincoln
The third major of the year begins this week in Ayrshire....
Open Championship 2016: 5 potential sleepers

Open Championship 2016: 5 potential sleepers

By Anthony Distler
5 surprise players who could end up near the top of the leaderboard come Sunday...
Dustin Johnson puts his demons behind him to capture first major title at US Open

Dustin Johnson puts his demons behind him to capture first major title at US Open ByNoel John Alberto

The man who became more known for his meltdowns rather than his ability to close out majors, delivered this time out, coming back from four shots down to start the final round to win his maiden major title....
US Open: Shane Lowry holds four-shot lead after third round 65

US Open: Shane Lowry holds four-shot lead after third round 65 ByJordan Hansgen

Irishman Shane Lowry shined on Saturday and moved into prime position to win the US Open at Oakmont...
Top golfers of May 2016

Top golfers of May 2016

May was filled with dominating performances. Who were the top golfers entering the summer?...
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