Explaining golf's Olympic absence, return
Bill Mallon discusses why golf has been out of the Olympics for such a long time. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
How Olympic golf will grow the game
Bill Mallon discusses how having golf in the Olympics will help grow the game internationally. Watch Morning Drive on Golf channel.
Will Olympic golf be accepted by pro golfers?
Bill Mallon discusses whether professional golfers will accept and embrace Olympic golf. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
In Play: Olympic historian on golf's return to the games
Bill Mallon has a unique angle on golf's return to the Olympic games, being a former PGA player as well as an Olympic historian.
In Play: Margaret Abbott, first U.S. woman Olympic champ
Hear the story of Margaret Abbott, the first US Woman Olympic Champion and learn how her story was uncovered.side shows to World Fairs of those years. There were things like motorcycle races , ballooning, life-saving, fishing were all part of the World Fairs events. -So, there was a lot of confusion. -Into this confusion came Margaret Abbott, a Chicagoan who had traveled to Paris to study art. -Margaret Abbott studied in [unk]. -But she brought more than just her paint brushes . -She always had taken her clubs there. And she entered the tournament. -There was a 36-hole stroke play event for men, there was a 9-hole stroke play event for women. -Margaret Abbott won with score 47. -They had no idea they were competing an Olympic event. They thought these were just events held as side shows to the World's Fair. -As a result, she never realized she played an important role in American Olympic history. -Margaret Abbott was the first American woman Olympic champion . -She's the first female Olympic champion from the United States. She's the second female Olympic champion ever. -Her achievement would have been lost in the pages of history were it not for the interest of one woman. -Paula does research on the early history of the Olympics, especially women's involvement in the Olympics. And she became fascinated by the idea of the first U.S. Women's Olympic champion . -She was an enigma, and I was gonna find out about her. -For years, well, she searched for hints of Abbott's life.