My Olympics - Greg Norman
I'm a huge fan of any Olympian. To think about the training that these ladies and men go through to have a shot once every four years, to win a gold, silver or bronze medal.
To think about going through all that training and miss out by one thousandth of a second, what it must mean as an athlete to be that mentally strong and physically able to do that, I don't care what event you watch, I just admire them.
From a personal perspective I was asked to get involved, to help bring the Olympics to Australia and to be a bit of a spokesperson. Seeing the passion that Seve (Ballesteros) had in the early 80s, I'm going to say this until the day I die, golf is back in the 2016 Olympics because of Seve.
Seve was the one that was asking the question in my era: why isn't golf in the Olympics? I remember playing a practice round with him and he talked about getting golf back in the Olympics, why isn't golf in the Olympics? He was very animated and passionate about it.
In 2016 when the first tee-shot is hit in Rio de Janeiro, we should say 'thank you Seve'. To see where it's come since the mid 80s to where it is in 2016, it's a great story. It's 30 years of hard work and it was basically triggered by one individual as far as I'm concerned.
I carried the torch across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the 2000 Olympics. That was a phenomenal experience and basically outside the birth of my kids that is one moment that will never be eclipsed.
You could feel the bridge bouncing because there were tens of thousands of people - eventually they had to close the bridge down because they did not anticipate a crowd as big as that. Then the closing ceremony when I hit off a shark platform, hitting plastic golf balls into the gallery and seeing the athletes down below jumping up and down, wanting to be involved. I thought I'd love to be one of them, playing for a gold in the Olympics.
The great thing about the Olympics is if you don't win a gold medal you go home with a silver medal and people love you, you go home with a bronze medal and people love you. You still get adulation and you still get respect.
In golf if you don't win, if you come either second or third, you're a choker or you don't know how to play! It's a disaster! The respect the athletes get in the Olympics is tremendous and they deserve it as far as I'm concerned because they work so hard for four years for that one moment.
I personally do for a couple of reasons - because of the number of golfers in the world today, the number of rounds of golf played, the pure economics of golf and the fact the game has been played for centuries.
There is so much history behind our game, from the President of the United States to prime ministers of different countries playing the game, to the love the sport has across the board.
I can't see any reason why it shouldn't be. I can understand from an IOC perspective, from a pure cost factor, that has to be a huge factor - golf is not an easy sport to host. Take 2016 as a prime example in Rio, you were starting from ground zero, all of a sudden you have to build a golf course, get it prepared, host it and worry about the legacy issues.
It's a monumental undertaking wherever you go with the game of golf in the Olympics and to maintain that we have to do it right the first time. If we screw it up this time and golf doesn't get voted back in 2020 then shame on all of us. There is no reason we shouldn't be in the Olympics for every Games in the future.