30 Jun '16, 6pm

Why are male golfers the only athletes dropping out of the Olympics?

Moreover, the study also deserves a major preface, for, in many sports, the Olympics is the zenith of their athletic endeavor. Can you imagine if the Masters was held just once every four years? Through this prism, it's understandable why swimmers, runners and wrestlers are likely more willing to deal with the risk. To golfers, a gold medal doesn't gain an automatic spot on the wish list. That said, basketball, tennis and soccer can make similar claims.

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