By now, you’ve heard the news, golf is back in the Olympics after more than 100 years away.
Last week, the men had their golden moment. Starting Wednesday, it was the women’s turn to drive chip and put for Olympic glory.
“I think it’s so cool to be an Olympian and to be around everything that this event is, is so cool, I mean I grew up probably watching the Olympics more than I watched golf even,” golfer Stacy Lewis said.
Like the men’s event, 60 players will try to tame the Olympic golf course in a 4-day tournament, but unlike last week where several top names on the PGT Tour opted out, 9 of the top 10 female golfers in the world are in Rio.
“It’s just the way that we are on our tour, when you have a chance to represent your country you go,” Lewis said.
NBC Sports analyst David Feherty gives them all the credit.
“All credit to the ladies, we’ve had a few of the guys drop out for one reason or another. The ladies are here in force,” David Feherty said.
Even if doubt crept in, Stacy Lewis made sure she realized the magnitude of the games.
“I second guessed it for a little while, but then I kinda to myself ‘how can I not play in the Olympics, how can you not want to be a part of this,” Lewis said.
The best of the best in women’s golf taking aim at three prizes a century in the making.