How many times has golf been included in the Olympic Games?
The first Olympic Games in which golf was listed as one of the participating events was the 1900 Paris Olympics. The first American woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal, in any sport, was Margaret Abbott who took home the gold with a 47 over nine holes and looked amazing doing so. Four years later, golf came back but it wasn't as big of a hit as it had been in the previous Olympics. After that, golf did not return. Until this summer! (Gasp!) Be prepared for golf's big comeback at the Rio Games with some big players like Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler. Time to start practicing that two-finger clap! Source: Golf Digest