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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 206
THE DEFENDING CHAMPION THIS is a first for this space: this week’s defending champ died 78 years ago. Canadian GEORGE LYON is the reigning Olympic men’s champion, having won the gold medal in St Louis in 1904 when golf was last part of the Olympic Games. Both the 1900 Olympics in Paris and 1904 Games featured golf on the men’s programme before golf was scuppered entirely for London four years later. Incredibly, Lyon showed up to defend in 1908 only to learn once in London that there was no golf gold medal to defend thanks to its late removal from the schedule due to a dispute over the format. Red-faced officials offered him the medal anyway but Lyon turned it down, and that was the last anyone saw or heard of Olympic golf for almost a century. E CLICK THE BUTTON TO REVEAL OUR EXPERT TIPS >
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