Golf an Olympic Sport in 2016, Almost

Earlier today in Berlin, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee voted for the inclusion of golf and rugby sevens into the 2016 Olympic Games.

Golf and rugby beat a list of seven other sports looking for a bid including softball, squash, baseball and karate. The entire IOC, made up of 115 players and executives will vote in October to officially add the two sports.

Both a men’s and women’s 72-hole tournament would be established with a field of 60 players in each. The PGA has agreed to schedule Tour stops around the event to avoid player conflicts. Top golfers have already expressed interest in playing in the games for their shot at the first gold medal in golf since the 1904 Games in St. Louis.

How great will it be to watch the field compete for the chance for a place on the podium and not a gigantic check!

The question is, who's face will we see on the Wheaties box seven years from now?