Zach Johnson disagrees with golf replacing wrestling in Olympics

Zach Johnson has thoughts on the Olympics. (Getty Images)

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Dan Wetzel wrote a really interesting piece on Yahoo on Tuesday in which he said golf was partly to blame for wrestling getting the boot from Olympic competition:

In part because golf and rugby are coming to the Olympics, something had to go. This time it was wrestling, apparently edged out by the modern pentathlon for survival.

Wetzel continues:

It's golf that should never have been granted access in the first place.

He actually makes some pretty decent points about why this is the case:

The Olympics are special when they offer the ultimate global competition for a group of athletes, where everyone builds to this singular moment.

That's not at all the case for golf, where a gold medal isn't a green jacket.

Amazingly, Zach Johnson agreed with the sentiment.

This isn't some third-tier golfer running his mouth on Twitter. This is a Masters champ and Ryder Cup participant agreeing with a difficult sentiment.

Johnson will most likely even be a participant in the Olympics.

You should read Wetzel's full piece. But when you have one of your stars wondering whether his own sport should replace one of the Olympics' oldest traditions, well, I think it's time to start asking some questions.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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