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Still no ground breaking at Olympic course site

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HONG KONG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: John Daly of USA watches an approach shot during the first round of the UBS Hong Kong Open at the Hong Kong Golf Club on November 20, 2008 in Fanling, Hong Kong. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)  - 

Another deadline has passed at the site of the Olympic golf course in Brazil with little progress on the layout that will host the 2016 Games.

Crews began clearing the site last month but the actual construction of the course remains in limbo following months of legal wrangling and land disputes.

“Clearing continues, ground looks great with trees removed,” architect Gil Hanse said in a text message to “The equipment (is) on site ready to go once we get the go ahead.”

The original ground breaking was scheduled for last October and officials had hoped to break ground on April 1.

Construction and the grow-in for the ’16 course are expected to take 18 months and officials hope to have a professional “test event” sometime in 2015.