Greg Norman didn't win the bid to design the 2016 Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro, but he'll still play a role in the Games.
Bradley Klein, a senior writer for GolfWeek, reports that Greg Norman will work to help develop China'a Olympic golf team ahead of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Greg Norman didn’t get to design the golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. But now, through an arrangement with the China Golf Association, he will help shape that country’s golf program in preparation for those games.
Norman, 58, a World Golf Hall of Fame member, will work closely with the CGA in developing a training regimen for junior golf generally in China and for identifying candidates to play on Chinese teams in Rio. With golf now slated to return to the Olympic Games in 2016 for the first time since 1904 in St. Louis, many countries are expected to use the occasion to spawn development of their junior golf programs. The terms of any competition in the Rio Games have yet to be announced – other than it will involve separate men’s and women’s events on a course, as yet unbuilt, to be designed by Gil Hanse.