Tipping Point: Rio Olympics fiasco proves AA Gill was right about golf

Built in a protected forest reserve, the Rio course is likely to fall into ruin by early 2017

The 18th green during the women’s golf final at the Rio Olympics in August. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

The 18th green during the women’s golf final at the Rio Olympics in August. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Just when you think 2016 has made its point, it snatches AA Gill away like a bully coming back to swipe your watch having already emptied your pockets.

The plan this week was to write about golf – and we will, in a bit – but it’s hard to sit here in front of a blank screen without thinking about the years of unwritten words that have just disappeared.

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