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With Olympics on the doorstep, golf ready to shine in China

Originally Published: July 28, 2008
By Ron Sirak | Golf World

China has lurked as a defiant mystery for thousands of years. First as an exotic series of dynasties guiding a creative culture that gave the world paper, movable type and gunpowder -- while at the same time holding outsiders at arm's length. More recently, China groaned beneath the weight of a closed society when that entrepreneurial spirit was suffocated by Communist rule. Of the great ancient empires, China had the least interest in expanding its borders, and even less of a desire to open its ...

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