"The buzz is that golf has an excellent chance, especially given its backing by the likes of Tiger Woods. But choosing golf and rejecting softball would be another slap in the face at women, since the Olympic Golf Committee also includes Augusta National Golf Club and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, both of which do not allow women as members."Golf is completely antithetical to the Olympic movement, which explains why the IOC would love it so much. The the Olympics does not need it and it does need it the Olympics, save for replacing sponsorship dollars.
It is worth speaking up for the softballers now rather than in November. The Olympics is the one time for Danielle Lawrie to appear in Canadians' living rooms. Mike Weir is there every week.
To walk the walk about supporting women, IOC must pick softball for 2016 (Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune)