...then Los Angeles is the leader in the clubhouse!
I know, I know, golf has to survive its appearances in 2016 and 2020, but as the USOC announced it was moving forward with a bid to host the 2024 in the United States for the first time since 1996, the four bidding host cities have made their initial presentations for what appears to be a decent shot at landing the Olympic Games.
Boston 2024 specified no golf course for the competition, but did suggest that Franklin Park was a potential venue for....equestrian and the pentathlon. Next.
The Washington D.C. pitch also does not commit to a course, but a proposed bill to revitalize a run-down waterfront with a new stadium would include beefing up Langston Golf Course, which could host the golf in the D.C. vision.
San Francisco's 2024 push includes a commitment to Harding Park. The course hosts the 2025 Presidents Cup after it hosts the 2020 PGA Championship. Zzzzz...
And Los Angeles, which hosted games in 1932 and 1984, has Riviera Country Club as its golf venue according to Beth Harris. While the annual Northern Trust Open site is a shell of its former architectural self, it's still one of the elite courses on the PGA Tour and far superior to anything mentioned above.
So based on golf, and a host of other reasons in this Guardian assessment from Bryan Armen Graham, might as well give LA the nod now.