Greetings! Hope you all enjoyed reading my first post. This week’s post will be recapping the men’s Olympic golf competition.
Golf returns to the 2016 Rio Olympics for the first time since the 1904 Summer Olympics. It features two competitive events, men’s and women’s individual tournaments.
Each division has 60 competitors (60 men and 60 women) and the men’s competition ended last Sunday, while the women’s competition which started this Wednesday will end on Saturday.
Unfortunately due to the Zika virus, players such as World Number 1 Jason Day of Australia, Number 2 Dustin Johnson of America, Jordan Spieth of America, Rory Mcilroy of Northern Ireland, and Adam Scott of Australia chose not to participate.
Golf course architect Gil Hanse designed the Olympic Golf Course exclusively for the Olympics. The course is a par-71, featuring par-5’s that start both the front and back nine. It also features a few very short par-4’s, designed to reward those who hit good tee shots to set up potential eagle (that’s getting the ball in the hole in 2 shots on a par-4) opportunities.
NBC will be airing 130 hours of live coverage throughout the week.
Coverage times (all times ET):
Thurs. Aug 11- Round 1 (6:30am – 3pm)
Fri. Aug 12- Round 2 (6:30am – 3pm)
Sat. Aug 13- Round 3 (6:30am – 3pm)
Sun. Aug 14- Final Round (6am – 3pm)
Wed. Aug 17- Round 1 (6:30am – 3pm)
Thurs. Aug 18- Round 2 (6:30am – 3pm)
Fri. Aug 19- Round 3 (6:30am – 3pm)
Sat. Aug 20- Final Round (6am – 3pm)
First and foremost, a big congratulations to all of the competitors in the men’s tournament. Great job, especially, to the three medalists:
Gold- Justin Rose of Great Britain (16-under-par)
Silver- Henrik Stenson of Sweden (15-under-par)
Bronze- Matt Kuchar of United States of America
- [First and Final Round] Marcus Fraser of Australia & Matt Kuchar of America: score of 63 (it’s 8 shots under par, if the par is 71) (Men’s Olympic Record)
- [Second Round-4th Hole] Justin Rose of Great Britain: hole-in-one
- [Final Round-18th Hole] Justin Rose of Great Britain: pitch shot to set-up birdie and to win the gold medal
Review: With the Olympics still going on, it’s perfect timing for this week’s hot item to be Team USA’s uniform for the final round. This new polo from Adidas Golf offers a bold tone of red while adding in the American flag in the background. When paired with a navy hat and shorts, it becomes a nice and classy look for both on and off the golf course.
As I conclude my second post, I hope you have enjoyed learning what happened during the men’s Olympic golf tournament. I will be back next week with the recap of the women’s Olympic golf tournament as well as more of the latest golf merchandise.