Golf: Round One

Olympics

ByTheMinRio2016

HISTORIC MOMENT ALERT: In less than 20 minutes, Golf shots will be being played in the Olympics for the first time in 112 years. Join me, Nathan Waywell (@nw_1711), to see how Round One of Golf at Rio 2016 unfolds.

Colin Mathie

How is it going to work, is it just 1 round of 18 holes?

Nathan Waywell (@N_Waywell)

Its 4 rounds of 18 holes. Stroke play format as well. Its basically a normal golf tournament, its just its at the Olympics!

Here are some of the names that ARE competing in Rio. Rickie Fowler (USA) Justin Rose (GB), Danny Willett (GB), Patrick Reed (USA), Henrik Stenson (SWE), Soren Kjeldsen (DEN).

I see Golfers on the 1st tee!

One of the main men on the tee is former BMW PGA Championship winner is Byeong Hun An.

The man to hit the tee shot is Adilson Da Silva... WE ARE UNDERWAY! The Brazilian hits it down the middle of the fairway.

Graham Delaet of Canada now, that's in the fairway too...

Byeong Hun An now... Down the middle of the fairway. 3 decent drives to get golf underway at Rio 2016.

Dalaet now with his second shot on the par 5 1st... He has laid it up to the middle of fairway. He will have a nice wedge in I'd say.

An's second shot rolls to the front of the green...

Paddy Harington of Ireland is now on the tee. He is playing with Italian Matteo Manassero and Danny Lee of New Zealand.