1900 Men’s golf held as Olympic event for first time in history
Men’s golf was added to the slate of sports contested at the Olympics at the 1900 Games in Paris, France. The men played two rounds on the same day and a total of 22 golfers from four countries – France, the USA, Great Britain and Greece – participated. Medals were awarded to individuals only, with no team medals. Charles Sands of the USA was the gold medalist, and Walter Rutherford and David Robertson of Great Britain earned the silver and bronze, respectively. The Women’s event, a nine-hole competition, was conducted a day later. Golf was again part of the Olympics in 1904 but has not been included in the Games since. In 2009, the International Olympic Committee recommended that golf be added to the 2016 Olympic Games.