Originally posted on The Pin Sheet  |  Last updated 4/24/13

NEWPORT, WALES - OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy celebrate on the balcony of the clubhouse following Europe's victory in the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Here's your April 24th Pin Sheet: Rory McIlroy will represent Ireland in the 2016 Olympics (should he qualify):  "The R&A chief executive, Peter Dawson, said: "I think, because Rory's history [is] of playing for Ireland at amateur level and I think at World Cup level, that there may be a regulation within the Olympic rules that would require him to stay with that. It's quite ambiguous really but there is a rule that a player who has represented one nation at a previous world championships from certain countries, that carries with you." Tiger to skip next week's Wells Fargo. Speaking of Quail Hollow, two greens had to undergo emergency repair.  Not good. The R&A won't pressure clubs into adding female membership:  "''There is nothing wrong under UK legislation with a single-sex club as long as they behave under the equality act as far as guest access is concerned, which Muirfield certainly does,'' R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said Tuesday. ''And to think the R&A might say to a club like Muirfield, 'You are not going to have the Open anymore unless you change your policy,' is frankly a bullying position that we would never take.''" Should Tianlang Guan be playing with the pros?  "Bacon: I feel like there are so many examples of young stars hitting the scene running only to flame out after the weight of becoming a star actually hits them. Justin Rose went through it, and while it turned out well for him later in life, we have plenty of names like Ty Tryon, Michelle Wie and others that couldn't keep it up. I think it is fine for Guan to play here or there, but continuing to play in these could turn out to be a negative." Jack wants to know why US Amateur titles don't count as majors:  "I was probably at 17 or 18 majors, including the Amateurs, and all of a sudden I had 15 or 16," Nicklaus said two weeks ago at the Masters. "`What happened here?' All of a sudden it became `professional' majors." Ian Poulter returns to Twitter!  With a typo! Kinda neat.  An inside look at the Masters ultimate VIP room. Because golf trick shots remain awesome:    
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