27 Apr '16, 8pm

Countdown to Rio: Golf returns to the Olympics in 100 days

Though golf's return to the Olympics is off to an inauspicious start , the Rio games remain of the more anticipated events on the 2016 schedule. For the first time since 1904, the game's best will be rubbing shoulders with the world's premier athletes on the biggest stage in sports. It's a platform to introduce golf to new audiences, and what a time for an audition. Despite top-flight players like Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen dropping out, the majority of golf's superstars are still committed to Brazil, highlighted by the "Big 3" of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. Coupled with the expected participation of Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Masters champ Danny Willett, Justin Rose and Hideki Matsuyama, the sport will have plenty of firepower in its Olympic field. Facebook Pinterest Getty Images And that's just the men. Like their male counterparts, the landscape of...

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