Countdown to Rio

Countdown to Rio chronicles the building of the new Olympic golf course in Rio. Golf Channel had exclusive access to the bidding and presentation process for the course that was overseen by the International Golf Federation and the Rio 2016 organizing committee. Ultimately Architect Gil Hanse was awarded the contract and Golf Channel was there for some of the construction. Also, take a closer look at golf in Brazil and the programs that are trying to grow the game.

Countdown to Rio: Premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET
‘Countdown to Rio’ follows the seven-year journey of golf’s return to the Olympics from being voted back in as an Olympic sport in 2009, initial course architect pitches, and building the golf course. Watch ‘Countdown to Rio’ Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.