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Friday, January 27, 2012


Olympic Golf

The ancient game of golf is on its way to the ultimate global forum: the Olympics. Next up: building a golf course worthy of the occasion.

By the end of next week, after months of jockeying, a winner will be chosen in a world-wide competition to create the course that the world's elite golfers will play at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Eight of the biggest names in golf design, including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Gary Player and Tom Doak, will make their final, 45-minute presentations to the selection jury on Tuesday and Wednesday. Soon after, a contract will be awarded for what is without question the most glittering golf-architecture prize of the decade.



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