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With 2 clutch putts Xander Schauffele gives U.S. gold in golf

KAWAGOE, Japan -- Four feet between his golf ball and the cup was all that separated Xander Schauffele from an Olympic gold medal, and he couldn't help but let his mind wander. For Schauffele, it would be as special as a major, the championships that have eluded him far too...
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2020 Tokyo Olympics golf competition proved allure of playing in Summer Games is bigger than the sport

The actual golf at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could have been golf at nearly any number of PGA Tour stops. It was good golf played by solid golfers on a fine golf course that resulted in a fun golf ending. That is a sentence that could have been written 25 times over the last year. And the back nine of the event on Sunday was as wacky (Xander Schauffele's closing kick) and bizarre (the seven-way playoff for third!) and, yes, enjoyable (that final shot from Schauffele!) as any tournament in 2021.
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USA Today

Olympic women's golf pairings, tee times, schedule for the first round

The men had their turn. Now it’s the women’s chance to tackle Kasumigaseki Country Club, host venue for the Summer Olympics golf competition. The East Course played 7,447 yards for the men. This week, it’ll measure 6,648 yards. The tournament has 60 players, no cut and will be a 72-hole stroke-play competition.
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Sports Illustrated

Rory McIlroy Says 'I've Never Tried So Hard to Finish Third' After Narrowly Missing Bronze Medal

One upon a time, call it five years ago, Rory McIlroy was hardly a fan of Olympic golf. When many top players elected to skip the 2016 Rio Olympics while citing health concerns and scheduling issues, McIlroy seems to skip those Games with gusto. He said he wouldn't even watch the golf competition, and would instead tune into swimming or track. Or has he said it in a press conference in the summer of '16: "Stuff that matters."
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Washington Post

Xander Schauffele, citizen of Earth, wins Olympic golf gold

KAWAGOE, Japan — So, what was best about the Sunday conclusion of the second modern installment of the Olympic oddity of golf, male division? Was it that no one collapsed in the malevolent heat in this pretty little city northwest of Tokyo? Was it the bronze-a-palooza of a seven-man playoff for third place, when the armada of carts taking the players to the No. 18 tee looked almost like some drunken frat-boy bumper-car escapade? Was it that the silver medalist pretty much considered himself kaput, then grew stunned to become the silver medalist?
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Golf Digest

These Olympic golf headshots/mugshots are hilarious and terrifying at the same time

Earlier in the week, Xander Schauffele expressed how happy he was to be playing in the Olympics, especially with his father by his side. The man was wearing a permanent smile. That same permanent smile did not make it out to picture day for the Olympics. Though, to be fair to Schauffele, none of the Olympic golfers are smiling in their pictures, because, according to Sean Zak of Golf.com, on site this week in Japan, you are simply not allowed to smile or show any emotion in the headshot.
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Golf Digest

How to watch the 2021 Olympic men's golf tournament on television

The successful return of golf to the Olympics at the 2016 Rio Games brought with it an anticipation for more in 2020. And while players and fans have had to wait an additional year for the Tokyo Games to be held, the wait ends this week. The men’s tournament begins on Wednesday evening U.S. time (Thursday in Japan) at Kasumigaseki Country Club, located about 35 miles northwest of downtown Tokyo.
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