Just read a quick little piece on GolfDigest written by David Fay. He proposes a slight change to the format for Golf in the 2016 Olympics. Currently, I believe it's to be the standard 72-hole stroke play. David, however, suggests something slightly different. And I have to admit, I think he has a few good points.
First three days: Play the 72 holes of stroke play, with the final day consisting of 36 holes (acknowledging the importance of speed of play and stamina, Citius and Fortius). Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded.
Day 4: Match play for the low four individuals (18 holes), based on the stroke-play results.
Day 5: 36-hole match for the gold and silver medals, and a 36-hole consolation match for the bronze medal for the semi-final losers.
Winning one individual gold medal representing one's country is an athletic accomplishment of the highest level. Winning two individual gold medals: rarefied air.
Citius, Altius, Fortius...
Read More http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2013-08/david-fay-olympics-format-change#ixzz2Y0djh7Dm
So let's hear some of the thought's floating around out there? Match play a good idea? Or should they just play the standard 72-hole stroke play.