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McGinley’s “insular” charge the only response to golf’s anti-Olympics brigade

Golf belongs in the Olympics and it will grow the game across the world

Paul McGinley has a quick answer for those who believe golf does not belong in the Olympics — let’s stop putting up barriers.

While Louis Oosthuizen joined fellow major winner Adam Scott in confirming that he will give the Rio de Janeiro Olympics a miss due. citing family and schedule issues, McGinley has always seen the bigger picture.

When we spoke about the opposition of high profile golfers such as Scott to golf in the Games, he pulled out his phone to call up a piece he had written for a media outlet. 

“No matter how successful a golfer may be and how many majors he may have won, the majority in the world’s population could not name golf’s four majors. But they know what a gold medal at the Olympics stands for,” McGinley read.

“It is easy to dismiss golf as an Olympic sport and at the same time belittle the value of winning a gold medal compared to winning a major. To do so leaves one open to stand accused of being insular in a sport that is often seen this way. Are we happy with this stereotyping or do we want to be a part of breaking down and demystifying this great game of ours?”

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