Justin Rose: Major winner and Olympic Gold Medalist!

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Scott Rushing
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Justin Rose: Major winner and Olympic Gold Medalist!

Nice to see Justin come out on top in the Olympics today.  Nothing against Stenson but Rose hasn't had many wins lately so that was nice to see.   And nice round by Matt Kutcher to get to a Bronze medal. 

I just wonder how well Rio will be able to maintain that golf course in the future.  I still think building it for this Olympics was impractical...

 

scomac
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I thoroughly enjoyed watching

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympic golf competition these past few days.  Much more like a European Tour stop what with the commentating and general demeanour of the gallery.  

It was an excellent gold medal match right down to the final hole (or so it worked out to be).  I was also happy to see Kuchar get his just due for a timely round on a big stage.

As far as the golf course, I rather fancied the layout as it was almost a bit links like.  Who knows what will become of it, but I doubt that if it simply reverts to green space that it will be a waste in a city such as Rio.  Then again, it could make for a very nice tourist draw for the monied traveller coming to Rio looking  for a non traditional golf destination.

DON
There are a lot of people

There are a lot of people going down to Rio every year, so having one really nice golf course could turn into a gold mine of sorts. Not much competiton for this new course so it could work out great for the course and Rio too. The weather is great even in their winter months so it could be a 12 months a year golf course in an area with a need for a good course. Time will tell I guess.

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Could be Don.  You might be

Could be Don.  You might be right.   Though I know they had to bus the players 1+ hrs away from where ever the Olympic Village was...so not sure where it really is.  It looked nice though..

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DON
Maybe someone will build a

Maybe someone will build a hotel half way between the new golf course and Rio, so it's a good place to stay just outside of Rio and close to the golf course as well. But I would think that if it's an hour plus ride to the course from Rio, that would not be good for the long term for the golf course.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.