What figures to be golf's most scrutinized new course could have its architect by the end of the week.
The eight finalists for the 2016 Rio Olympics design project — a list that includes Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player — wrapped up two days of presentations to organizers Wednesday in Brazil. From there, a selection committee will wrestle with the final choice.
Rio 2016 will mark golf's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. But there's no guarantee it'll remain beyond 2020, leaving bidders fully aware of the need for a good first impression.
"In 2017, they vote on whether golf will continue in the...