Golf is expected to retain its Olympic status despite the negative publicity that preceded its return to the Games for the first time in 112 years.
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed 271 Russian athletes will compete in the Rio Olympics, a figure that will provoke outrage from those who argued for a blanket ban in the wake of state-sponsored doping revelations.
The International Olympic Committee received an urgent letter from more than a dozen national anti-doping organisations on Wednesday night urging it to immediately suspend the Russian Olympic Committee and provisionally ban all Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics.
It is difficult to deviate from the notion that Jordan Spieth has inflicted a fatal blow on golf’s alliance with the Olympic Games.
Bungs and secret bank accounts; shadowy figures on the take and make; the bidding process for major sporting events shown to be as transparent as an oil slick.