30 Nov '16, 6pm

Brazilian officials respond to dire reports on Rio Olympic golf course:

Earlier this week we relayed a story about the troubling state of affairs facing the Olympic golf course in Rio. Though the sport's return to the Summer Games was deemed a success, the sandbelt venue has struggled to attract visitors since its opening to the public. Worse, the Brazilian Golf Confederation has reportedly not paid Progolf -- the company that manages the property -- in two months, fueling speculation the course could soon collapse without upkeep. “We are bitterly disappointed if this is the outcome for all of our efforts in creating the Olympic Course,” Gil Hanse, architect of the Rio Olympic Course, said to Golf World. “We witnessed this type of brinksmanship during the construction of the course, and we are hopeful that this is another example of having to hit a low point before things get better.” However, in a letter to GolfChannel.com, Brazilian Golf Con...

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