In 2016 golf will once again be an Olympic sport. It’s the first time duffers have the opportunity to take a swing at a gold medal since 1904.
And to celebrate the return to Olympic glory, PGA Tour stars Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia, fresh off The Open Championship, teed up golf balls alongside TaylorMade-adidas Golf CEO Mark King on a barge on the River Thames. In front of a large crowd, they hit shots to a floating green beneath the Games’ iconic rings that hang from the historic Tower Bridge.
Not just a celebratory stunt, adidas UK partnered with The Foundation of International Inspiration and pledged to donate £1,200 ($1,862) each time one of them landed a ball on the floating green. Garcia and Johnson hit the green three times each, while King hit the green twice, for a total of £9,600 ($14,901) donated to the organization.
And while donating to charity is great, the real question is how “Olympic” golf really is. I mean the next thing you know ping pong will be inclu… Oh, yeah. I forgot.
(Photo: adidas Golf)
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