Could Rory's Dilemma Kill Olympic Golf?

I hadn't really thought of it this way, but when you combine the potential absence of a top three player (likely the case) with already lackluster interest (mundane format) and Alistair Tait is probably right that Rory McIlroy taking the "pass" option could kill golf in the Olympics.

Since the International Golf Federation and IOC can't turn back the clock on centuries of political and religious feuding, could they at least saddle us with a format worth watching?