Hannah Green has one eye on an Olympic medal and another on the weather forecast after peeling off eight birdies in a second round of six-under 65 at the women’s golf competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club on Thursday.
The thing is, it’s not like Ko isn’t extremely proud of winning the medal. On the contrary, she says it’s one of the biggest moments of her life. And that final round and the medal ceremony remains vivid in her memories.
“The format is flawed.” “Men and women should compete together.”“Professionals who play for millions of dollars every week have no place at the Olympic Games.“ For three-and-a-half days everything that is wrong with golf at the Olympics was bandied about yet late on Sunday – to paraphrase Jeff Goldblum’s character in “Jurassic Park” – golf once again Read more…
Of course, Xander Schauffele wanted to win an Olympic gold medal for himself. But he really, really wanted to win one for his dad, Stefan, whose own Olympic decathlon aspirations died when his car was struck by a drunk driver.
Cameron Smith (-9) has given himself an outside chance of winning Australia’s first Olympic medal, while compatriot Marc Leishman (E) slipped further down the leaderboard in the third round at Kasumigaseki Country Club.