Today's golf-related Olympic trivia item

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 | 1:03 p.m.

Congrats to the U.S. women's gymnastics team for bringing home the Olympic gold medal in the team competition on Tuesday. Gymnasts' athleticism is always impressive, and I am especially amazed at the things they can do on the balance beam without falling off and killing themselves, or at least breaking an ankle. The difficulty of performing all those moves on the beam really came into focus for me when someone pointed out that the beam is 4 inches across while a golf hole is 4 1/4 inches across.

So remember that the next time you’re putting – as small as the cup looks, at least you’re just trying to roll a ball into it, not execute a double-reverse cartwheel with a twist.

Golf doesn’t seem quite so hard now, does it?