Fairways columnist Jim Deeks is going on hiatus but leaves some parting comments about golf in the Olympics, the Rio golf course and Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons.
Fairways columnist Jim Deeks finds it’s not easy choosing just one story of the year when so many things happened in the golf world in 2016.
Player withdrawals, Zika virus, security issues and all the economic and political issues in Brazil couldn’t dampen the Olympic spirit and the biggest surprise of all was that golfers embraced the Games like no-one thought possible.
Fairways columnists Jim Deeks says a fond farewell to the Olympics; well done to Brooke Henderson; and both well done and good luck to local favourite Rebecca Lee-Bentham on her retirement from professional golf.
Canada’s Brooke Henderson recovered from a disastrous third round to finish T7.
This week the panel weighs in on the Men’s golf competition in Rio: did it meet expectations; will the outcome help sustain golf as an Olympic sport; and what does a medal do for a player’s resume?
Fairways columnist Jim Deeks comments on the brilliant outcome of golf in the Olympics; and delights in a recent visit to golf and dine in Niagara Falls.
Matt Kuchar of the USA captured the bronze medal.
This week the panel discusses Jim Furyk’s record 58; Nike getting out of the golf equipment business; and what might salvage golf in the Olympics beyond Tokyo.