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Golf Will Continue to Remain in the Olympics

by Brandon Wilfore for Opinions
Golf Will Continue to Remain in the Olympics

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Last year was the first time in a while that golf was a sport in the Olympics.

Like everything, it had its critics. But for the most part the tournament and the golf was a success and a lot of people enjoyed watching Justin Rose capture the gold.

The International Olympic Committee must have agreed because last week they announced that golf would be in the Olympics through 2024.

The 2024 Olympics will be held in either Los Angeles or Paris.

The next Olympics will be held in Tokyo in 2020, where they will be playing at Kasumigaseki Country Club. This club has two courses and the 2020 Olympics will be played on their East course.

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Kasumigaseki Country Club

A big discussion happening in Japan right now is how the golfers will play that course. Many traditional Japanese designs have two greens, one for summer one for winter.

So instead of a temporary green, you have a whole separate one. A genius idea, but people are debating whether to leave them there to keep the integrity of the Japanese style or to switch it up.

For the next few summer Olympics, the golf is in good hands.

BBC reported that it seems like the IOC is going to pick Paris as the host of the 2024 Olympics, so golf would be played at Le Golf National.

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Le Golf National

Le Golf National, host of the 2018 Ryder Cup, is a gorgeous course in the south-western outskirts of Paris.

And then for the 2028 Olympics, if they are to vote for it to stay in, as reported by BBC, would be in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles would host the golf portion of the Olympics at the famed Riviera Country Club.

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Rivera Country Club

Riviera is a private club in the Pacific Palisades that has endless great moments over the many tournaments it has hosted.

Golf seems to be a great sport for the Olympics, the only improvement may be making it a team event like the Ryder Cup.

But other than that, good job IOC, you did something right.

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