28 Nov '16, 4pm

Rio Olympic golf course's future looks bleak:

Despite a less-than-auspicious build-up , golf's return to the Olympics was generally regarded as a success , laying the groundwork for the sport to remain in the Summer Games. But while golf's Olympic future looks bright, the $19 million Rio golf course --- built specifically for the event -- is facing significant issues in the present. According to an Agence France-Presse report, Progolf -- the company that manages the course -- has not been paid in two months by the Brazilian Golf Confederation. Progolf has been left to foot the $82,000 monthly bill on its own and is set to pull out, which could trigger a quick collapse. "The golf course will die," a source said. "It could take four weeks, three weeks." Worse, the course continues to lack basic facilities and amenities. There is no website, and the grounds lacks proper signage. The course doesn't have a pro shop. The Br...

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