Rio Olympics Daily Preview: August 11

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Day 6 in Rio marks the return of golf to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absence. Watch to see if PGA Tour pros Bubba Watson (USA), Henrik Stenson (SWE) and Rickie Fowler (USA), the top three qualifiers for the Olympics, can carve up Rio’s brand new championship course.

Also, men’s rugby will award gold, silver and bronze in the inaugual Olympic rugby sevens competition.

MORE: FULL Day 6 streaming schedule

Across town, Simone Biles is expected to compete for her first individual Olympic medal in the women’s all-around competition, while Kayla Harrison hopes to repeat her gold-medal-winning experience from London for the U.S. in judo.

Swimming fans will look forward to the final of the men’s 200m individual medley, where Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte could go head-to-head one last time, after Phelps edged out Lochte for gold at the last Olympic Games.

What to Watch: Day 6, Aug 11

6:30 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Men’s Golf: Round 1

With the guys named Day, Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy and Scott electing to stay home, look for a Bubba (Watson), Rickie (Fowler), Sergio (Garcia) and Henrik (Stenson) to make headlines in the first Olympic golf tournament since 1904


Men’s rugby

11:30 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Semifinals and placing

4:30 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Gold Medal Match


2 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Women’s Archery: Individual medal matches

South Korea’s Ki Bo-Bae looks to become the first woman to repeat as Olympic gold medalist in individual archery.


Beach volleyball

2 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Fendrick/Sweat (USA) vs. Ukolova/Birlova (RUS)

3 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs. Nicolai/Lupo (ITA)

Dalhausser and Lucena square off against Italy’s Nicolai and Lupo, the same team who, in 2012, knocked Dalhausser and partner Todd Rogers out of the Olympic tournament in London in the round of 16.


3 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Women’s Gymnastics: Individual all-around final

All eyes will be on the U.S.’ Simone Biles as she enters her first Olympic all-around competition as the overwhelming favorite to leave Rio with gold.  2012 Olympic bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina, China’s Shang Chunsong and Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber could also be contending for a medal.


9 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Women’s Judo: -78kg Eliminations

3:40 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Women’s Judo: -78kg medal matches

World No. 1 Kayla Harrison attempts to defend her 2012 Olympic gold medal against judoka which includes her biggest rival, Brazil’s own Mayra Aguiar.


9 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Stream Live Swimming: Day 6 Evening Session

Must see:

Men’s Men’s 50m freestyle semifinals

Men’s 100m butterfly semifinals

Men’s 200m individual medley final

Women’s 100m freestyle final

For swimming fans, Day 6 in Rio could be a day to remember, if Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte can both make it into the men’s 200m individual medley final and have one last duel in the pool. The two U.S. swimmers account for six of the last nine Olympic medals awarded in the event (three gold for Phelps, two silver and one bronze for Lochte).


9:35 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Men’s Volleyball: Brazil vs. United States

The U.S. men’s team walks into volleyball-crazed Brazil to face the host nation on Day 6.  Expect a packed house at Maracanãzinho, known in Brazil as “the spiritual home of volleyball.”