Aussie captain Baker-Finch gives Rio golf course thumbs-up (The Associated Press)


Adam Scott of Australia, holds the Gene Sarazen Cup after winning the Cadillac Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis Alvarez)

Former British Open winner Ian Baker-Finch says the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro has ”come up nicely … grown in well” and that parts of the layout remind him of Royal Melbourne. Baker-Finch, who will captain the Australian team in golf’s return to the Olympics, also said that despite earlier reports that Adam Scott wasn’t interested in playing, he expects the winner of the past two PGA Tour events to represent his country in August. Just nine Brazilians – five men and four women – played the Olympic course this week after the PGA Tour was unable to persuade any of the world’s top players to participate in a test event.

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