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Olympic golf not all smooth sailing

Originally Published: October 9, 2009
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- They pulled out the driver and then fired at every pin. Even though golf had already been recommended for inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games, the International Golf Federation was taking no chances.

It brought Padraig Harrington, Michelle Wie and Suzann Pettersen to Copenhagen for Friday's final pitch. It had video messages taped in San Francisco at the Presidents Cup from Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.

It wanted the International Olympic Committee to know ...

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