It’s possible that if the British golfers who decided against going to Tokyo for the Olympics had spent some time with Justin Rose, they might have changed their minds. On Tuesday, Mel Reid, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, T Fleetwood, and Paul Casey were announced as Team GB’s golf four, but the focus has been on the players who declined to compete.
Multiple athletes, including Tyrrell Hatton, Matt Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, Georgia Hall, and Charley Hull, have publicly said that they will not participate in the Olympics.
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T Fleetwood Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
T Fleetwood admitted that his perspective was altered after speaking with 2016 gold medalist Rose. This led to “the unexpected pride Justin felt and the feelings he had from winning,” as stated by T Fleetwood. There was a lot of back-and-forth between us on the subject.
I just thought it was nice to see his eyes light up and hear him express his gratitude for the opportunity to compete and win an Olympic gold medal. Having the opportunity to meet him and listen to him elaborate on the topic was awesome.
The class of 2021 faces the challenge of trying to replicate Rose’s achievements in Rio. T Fleetwood remarked, “You’re not simply playing as an individual.” You’re representing your country on the field. That wouldn’t register as pressure to us. That’s something we’d be incredibly proud of and thrilled about. It’s great that our sport has produced a gold medalist, and I’m sure everyone involved would love to see the streak continue.
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When I turn on the Olympics, I find myself watching sports I’ve never heard of and don’t understand the rules of, but I still find myself cheering for Team GB with great enthusiasm.
We’ve waited an extra year for this Olympics, and it’s such a fantastic event, and it’s nice to be here with some of the guys who will be encouraging the nation and keeping people feeling good as they watch them on TV.
“something different that is on a large global scale, with other regulations,” as T Fleetwood puts it, describes the competition that took place this week. This necessitated a Zoom training session with Ukad authorities to go through the most recent doping policies and how testing samples will be stored for 10 years so that better detection methods can be developed.
The knowledge of the British competitors is tested with a battery of multiple-choice questions. T Fleetwood was forthright in his admission that he “wasn’t that brilliant” on some of the questions.
“Thanks to my newfound knowledge, I know I can improve. However, this new experience is bound to have some novel aspects. It’s all a part of the Olympic experience, but you have to go through this whole education system and fill out these questionnaires and whatnot.”
The world number one, Jon Rahm, and the guy the Spaniard defeated at the US Open last June, Bryson DeChambeau, have both dropped out of the 60-man field for Tokyo due to failing Covid tests.