Rio Olympic golf course progress update (video)

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Rio Olympic golf course construction is progressing with all but two of the fairways sprigged and grassed, course architect Gil Hanse said, according to Golf Channel’s Geoff Shackleford.

“It does seem likely that the course is now going to be finished,” Shackleford said on “Morning Drive.” “I’m going to say that very carefully.”

The course for the first Olympic golf tournaments since 1904 has seen delays, pushing back a planned Olympic test event tournament from one year before the Games to late 2015 or early 2016.

The course has the right amount of elevation change and will look amazing because it’s in the heart of the city, Shackleford said.

“Hopefully, by the time we get to the Olympics, it will all be forgotten, and the golf course will be the great golf course and test I think Gil is capable of producing,” he said.

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