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Golf at 2016 Olympics!

Its Official Golf will be included in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after the IOC voted to raise the number of sports at the Games from 26 to 28.

The proposed format for golf is a to have men's and women's 72-hole strokeplay competitions with 60 players in each field. The best 15 players in the world would qualify automatically for each draw, while tour schedules would be altered to avoid any clash with the Olympics.

The IOC's executive director of Olympic Games, Gilbert Felli, added that golf would not be included as a demonstration sport at the London 2012 Olympics. The practice of trialling sports at the Olympics before they are due to be introduced has not been used since 1992.