Let’s be honest for a second. The teams during this year’s Olympic golf foe are … lackluster. The U.S. organisation is fine. Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar are all right, though it could be a lot better. Great Britain is OK with Justin Rose and Danny Willett. Sweden and Spain are decent. But it gets nauseous in a precipitate after that. Names you’ve never listened of personification a march you’ve never seen.
So we motionless to demeanour during what some all-time teams competence demeanour like if somehow time transport was probable and we were means to shoehorn all of these players onto a same patrol in a same epoch and play some Olympic golf. Arnold Palmer pronounced recently he wishes Olympic golf was around behind in his day.
As a child flourishing adult in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, we could dream about being an Olympian like Jesse Owens or Johnny Weissmuller. we could also dream about being a good golfer like Bobby Jones or Byron Nelson. But a thought of being an Olympic golfer never occurred to me. The idea of golf in a Olympics — something that final happened a quarter-century before we was innate — was totally alien. But that all altered in 2009 when a International Olympic Committee voted to again embody golf on a Olympics slate.
So let’s make Palmer’s dream come loyal and square together some ancestral teams. We are traffic with a limit of 4 players (the max authorised during a Olympics) and a smallest of dual for chronological purposes. And for a consequence of a argument, let’s fake like this is a organisation eventuality (which is what it should be) instead of an particular event. We will contend we play a lowest measure any day and supplement them all adult during a end.
Here we go.
- Tiger Woods
- Jack Nicklaus
- Ben Hogan
- Arnold Palmer
This was apparently a toughest organisation to put together, though these 4 would apparently be formidable. In picking them we have to leave off Sam Snead, Phil Mickelson, Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen and Tom Watson. All giants of a diversion who would make a organisation for any other country.
- Seve Ballesteros
- Sergio Garcia
- Jose Maria Olazabal
- Miguel Angel Jimenez
That’s an underrated, plain foursome right there. They have total for 105 European Tour wins in their careers.
- Nick Faldo
- Justin Rose
- Lee Westwood
- Tony Jacklin
I am traffic in a complicated diversion so no Harry Vardon who played underneath a Jersey flag.
- Rory McIlroy
- Padraig Harrington
One of usually 3 countries represented (U.S. and South Africa) with during slightest dual golfers who have won 3 or some-more vital championships. McIlroy would play for Ireland given Northern Ireland does not contest in a Olympics.
- Gary Player
- Ernie Els
- Bobby Locke
- Retief Goosen
That’s a tainted group. They wouldn’t kick a Americans, though they would expected be a favorite to take silver.
- Sam Torrance
- Sandy Lyle
- Colin Montgomerie
Unfortunately we can't move on any of a Morrises or Parks (old, young, youth or senior) though this is still a irritable threesome. Could coquette with bronze.
- Greg Norman
- Jason Day
- Peter Thomson
- Adam Scott
Just a murderer’s quarrel of tub chested beasts of a game, 3 of whom have been ranked No. 1 in a world. They would be a favorite for bronze.
- Martin Kaymer
- Bernhard Langer
An Open Championship bashful of a career Grand Slam between them.
The Americans would no doubt win no matter a format. If they did not, it would be a bigger dissapoint than Katie Ledecky losing a 400 or 1500-meter float in this year’s Olympics. Here’s how we see a medals jolt out.
- Gold: U.S. — Just a sight of a squad. Four of a best ever.
- Silver: South Africa — Some large dogs who adore a large impulse here.
- Bronze: Spain — You know Sergio would go super low during slightest once and a rest are loyal sportsmen who adore themselves a tellurian competition.
Alas, this week we will expected get a Gavin Green-Matt Kuchar showdown for award row on Sunday.