Why Golf Needs to Stay an Olympic Event

The 2016 Olympics golf event was a stark reminder of why international golf is so important. Over the years, the PGA Tour has become the main resource for professional golf in the world, but it is certainly not the only one. We just need to look at some of the top PGA golfers to know this. Rory McIlory is from Ireland. Justin Rose—the Olympic gold medalist—is from England. Henrik Stenson is from Sweden. Jason Day is Australian. These golfers are all ranked in the top ten in the world, or have been listed there recently. The PGA is American-centric, and although international golfers are more than welcome to play, the bulk of tournaments take place in the United States. Continue reading