The World’s Best (Not Named Day, Spieth, McIlroy or Johnson) Compete for Gold in Brazil


Olympic golf play gets started this Thursday in a 72-hole stroke play tournament for bronze, silver and gold on the Gil Hanse-designed Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Enough about the players not making the trip – well done Bubba, Rickie, Henrik, Sergio, Justin, Danny, Patrick, Martin and “Kuch.”

And for those that know absolutely nothing about golf, click here for a video produced by the International Olympic Committee. Enjoy.

Scroll down for tee times, betting odds and predictions.

Olympic Golf Tee Times, Thursday, August 11 (all times EST)
6:30 a.m. Thursday, 8:25 a.m. Friday: Adilson da Silva (BRA), Graham DeLaet (CAN), Byeong-Hun An (KOR)
6:41 a.m. Thursday, 8:36 a.m. Friday: Padraig Harrington (IRL), Matteo Manassero (ITA), Danny Lee (NZL)
6:52 a.m. Thursday, 8:47 a.m. Friday: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA), Gavin Green (MAS), Thomas Pieters (BEL)
7:03 a.m. Thursday, 9:03 a.m. Friday: Julien Quesne (FRA), Marcus Fraser (AUS), Shingo Katayama (JPN)
7:14 a.m. Thursday, 9:14 a.m. Friday: Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL), Jeunghun Wang (KOR), Espen Kofstad (NOR)
7:25 a.m. Thursday, 9:25 a.m. Friday: Felipe Aguilar (CHI), Danny Chia (MAS), Soren Kjeldsen (DEN)
7:41 a.m. Thursday, 9:36 a.m. Friday: Fabian Gomez (ARG), David Lingmerth (SWE), Jose Filipe Lima (POR)
7:52 a.m. Thursday, 9:47 a.m. Friday: Rodolfo Cazaubon (MEX), Bernd Wiesberger (AUT), Brandon Stone (RSA)
8:03 a.m. Thursday, 9:58 a.m. Friday: Danny Willett (GBR), Matt Kuchar (USA), Haotong Li (CHN)
8:14 a.m. Thursday, 10:09 a.m. Friday: Bubba Watson (USA), Martin Kaymer (GER), Anirban Lahiri (IND)
8:25 a.m. Thursday, 6:30 a.m. Friday: Jaco van Zyl (RSA), Mikko Ilonen (FIN), David Hearn (CAN)
8:36 a.m. Thursday, 6:41 a.m. Friday: Gregory Bourdy (FRA), Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR), C.T. Pan (TPE)
8:47 a.m. Thursday, 6:52 a.m. Friday: Yuta Ikeda (JPN), Roope Kakko (FIN), Miguel Tabuena (PHI)
9:03 a.m. Thursday, 7:03 a.m. Friday: Ashun Wu (CHN), Nino Bertasio (ITA), Scott Hend (AUS)
9:14 a.m. Thursday, 7:14 a.m. Friday: Joost Luiten (NED), Ricardo Gouveia (POR), Siddikur Rahman (BAN)
9:25 a.m. Thursday, 7:25 a.m. Friday: Sergio Garcia (ESP), Patrick Reed (USA), Emiliano Grillo (ARG)
9:36 a.m. Thursday, 7:41 a.m. Friday: Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN), Alex Cejka (GER), Ryan Fox (NZL)
9:47 a.m. Thursday, 7:52 a.m. Friday: S.S.P. Chawrasia (IND), Seamus Power (IRL), Wen-Tang Lin (TPE)
9:58 a.m. Thursday, 8:03 a.m. Friday: Rickie Fowler (USA), Justin Rose (GBR), Jhonattan Vegas (VEN)
10:09 a.m. Thursday, 8:14 a.m. Friday: Henrik Stenson (SWE), Thongchai Jaidee (THA), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP)

Olympic Golf Betting Odds 
Henrik Stenson: 5-1
Sergio Garcia: 7-1
Justin Rose: 10-1
Rickie Fowler: 14-1
Bubba Watson: 16-1
Martin Kaymer: 16-1
Patrick Reed: 18-1
Matt Kuchar: 18-1
Danny Willett: 22-1
Emiliano Grillo: 25-1
Rafael Cabrera-Bello: 28-1
Byeong Hun-An: 40-1
Padraig Harrington: 40-1
Thongchai Jaidee: 40-1
Bernd Wiesberger: 50-1
Danny Lee: 50-1
David Lingmerth: 50-1
Jhonattan Vegas: 50-1
Soren Kjeldsen: 50-1
Thomas Pieters: 50-1
David Hearn: 66-1
Joost Luiten: 66-1
Graham DeLaet: 66-1
Anirban Lahiri: 66-1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat: 66-1
Nicolas Colsaerts: 66-1

WBGD Podium Prediction:
Gold: Martin Kaymer, Germany
Silver: Sergio Garcia, Spain
Bronze: Bubba Watson, USA
Sleeper: Emiliano Grillo, Argentina


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