OlympicsSeptember 22, 2016

Riviera added as golf host to revamped 2024 Los Angeles Olympic bid

PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - FEBRUARY 21:  Keegan Bradley tees off on the 10th hole during the third round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on February 21, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
US PGA TOURPACIFIC PALISADES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Keegan Bradley tees off on the 10th hole during the third round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on February 21, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

ATLANTA -- For years, Riviera Country Club has campaigned for a major to return to its grounds. Though the U.S. Open and PGA Championships are not in the cards for the foreseeable future, the course known as "Hogan's Alley" could grab a wonderful consolation prize.

In its revamped proposal for the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles bid leaders have added Riviera as host for the Summer Games golf competition. According to the Los Angeles Times, the revision comes following talks between city organizers and various international federations.

“We are honored and thrilled to be selected by LA 2024 for the opportunity to host the world’s greatest golfers,” Michael R. Yamaki, the club’s corporate officer, told the LA Times. The Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park was previously set to host golf.

The International Olympic Committee will vote in September 2017 to select a host. While golf's return to the Summer Games was ultimately viewed as a success, there remains a chance the sport will be voted out of the Olympics following 2020.


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