So who's going to represent USA for golf at the Olympics? An Amateur, A Professional or a Golfer?
What about all the young amateur guys following a path to becoming a great golfer? You don't think they should be able to receive payment if they're good enough? So golf should stay as it is, all the top players come through a system which is largely built upon having wealthy parents to support the up and coming golfers of tomorrow? Please don't distort the last statement, I'm talking top level amateurs, Lydia Ko comes to mind pre turning pro.
I can't believe that guys wouldn't want to compete against Bubba Watson playing off +7.7 in their local league.
I will concede that the debate is geographically subjective, due to established forms of golf.