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Count Jordan Spieth as a Likely Rio Olympics Starter in 2016

Published: 24th November 2015 10:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2015 10:55 AM   |  A+A-

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Jordan Spieth of the United States hits a shot | AP File Photo

By AP

SYDNEY : Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week's Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year's Rio Olympics golf tournament.

While both agree a team competition would have been nice, Scott says he'll go if he can fit it into his schedule, and isn't very enthused. On Tuesday, however, Spieth said count him in unless he's injured or, by some miracle, the world's top-ranked golfer fails to qualify.

Spieth says he considers golf's return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904 like a major and plans to be among the four-man American team in the 60-man field in Brazil. And he plans to stay in the athletes' village, walk in the opening ceremony and meet "incredible athletes from around the world."



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