Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Golf’ Category

The meteoric rise of Brooke Henderson

Monday, July 25th, 2016
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The ascension of Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson has been remarkable to witness. Already a major championship winner on the LPGA Tour, the Smiths Falls, Ont., native is now focusing on capturing a medal at the Rio Olympics.

All eyes will be on Brooke Henderson as Olympics loom

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp, David Hearn, and Graham DeLaet are the golfers set to represent Canada in Rio, Golf Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.

Golfers skipping Olympics beacuse of cash, not Zika: head of Rio Olympics

Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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The head of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says the world's top four male golfers have withdrawn from the games because there is no money to be won — not because of the Zika virus.

Olympians Henderson, Sharp headline Canadian LPGA stop

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Canadian stars Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp and top-ranked Lydia Ko will headline the field of the upcoming Manulife LPGA Classic.

Canadian golfers DeLaet, Sharp announce Olympic participation

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Canadian golfers Graham DeLaet and Alena Sharp have tweeted their excitement at becoming Olympians in Rio, even as the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years is shaken by the withdrawals of many top men.

Rory McIlroy says he won’t watch Olympic golf

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Rory McIlroy has taken aim at Olympic golf, saying he's not even sure he'll watch it on television after withdrawing from the tournament in Rio.

Alena Sharp beats the odds, qualifies for Canadian Olympic golf team

Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Alena Sharp finally qualified to represent Canada at the Olympics on Sunday after finishing the U.S. Women's Open in a tie for 21st, putting her at 91st in the world and clinching her trip to Brazil for the Games.

Spieth joins other top golfers, will skip Rio Olympics

Monday, July 11th, 2016
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World No. 3 golfer Jordan Spieth is not going to Rio, meaning the sport's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence will not include the top four men's players in the world.

Alena Sharp joins Team Canada for Rio Games

Sunday, July 10th, 2016
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Hamilton's Alena Sharp is the first official member of Canada's golf team for the upcoming Rio Olympics. Sharp announced that she would be representing Canada at the Games on Twitter late Sunday night after finishing tied for 21st at the U.S Women's Open.

PGA dropped ball on Rio event, says Canadian golf commentator

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
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A change in the tournament format from the traditional individual stroke play is one way the PGA could have made golf's return to the Summer Olympics after 112 years more enticing for some of its top players, says Canadian golf commentator Michel Lacroix.