28 September 2016
Global Exposure For Golf
Britain’s Justin Rose and South Korea’s Inbee Park celebrated gold at the 2016 Olympics as golf made its triumphant return following its 112-year absence. The tournaments held in Rio were regarded as huge success and drew a positive response amidst attention from around the world.
Despite the slow pace of play, golf proved itself as a sport worthy of the world stage when 2013 US Open champion Justin Rose of Great Britiain defeated Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, winner of the 2016 Open Championship, in a thrilling final round by two strokes. Claiming the bronze medal for the US was Matt Kuchar. Speaking after his victory Justin said, "That felt better than anything I've ever won."
The women’s golf also proved to be a big a hit. Inbee Park took home the gold medal after beating New Zealand’s Lydia Ko by one stroke and Shanshan Feng of China by two strokes.
Each medalist and all other participants acted as valuable assets to the game. Their presence at the Games has enhanced the sports image and helped to promote it globally via the most-watched stage in the sporting world. The players have experienced levels of global exposure far greater than traditional tournaments have ever achieved.