Finally, it all became too much. Simone Biles felt it hours before she took the floor in Tokyo, a nervousness she couldn’t explain as she waited to deliver what everyone except her was sure would be a gold medal for the U.S.
The Masters green jacket had been in his possession for just over three weeks and Dustin Johnson already was looking ahead at more major titles. U.S. Open champion. Masters champion. Two-time major champion. Which title sounded the best to him? “Masters champion.
Dustin Johnson was never going to the Olympics. Justin Thomas was never going to miss them. And then there was Patrick Cantlay, who didn’t have a choice. No one really asked Cantlay for his outlook on the Olympics even as he returned