Golf gets invite to 2016 Olympics


For the first time in more than a century, golf is finally an Olympic sport again.

The International Olympic Committee voted Friday in favor of adding golf to its list of 26 Olympic sports. Golf will debut at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The announcement was made after a campaign by the International Golf Foundation, led by Ty Votaw, PGA Tour executive vice president for communications and international affairs. A final presentation to the IOC was made Friday in Copenhagen, and it included a videotaped message from Tiger Woods.