Rickie Fowler & co touch down in Rio

2016 08 Rickie Fowler

The wait is almost over. The Olympic Games starts today in Rio de Janeiro, with the Olympic Men's Golf Tournament teeing off on Thursday and the Women's a week later.

Since the Open Championship, which featured Jordan Spieth's high-profile withdrawal, Rory McIlroy's scathing put-down and Rickie Fowler confirming he was 'all-in', it's all been quiet on the Olympic front - and that's not a bad thing.

And now, as the athletes begin to touch down in Rio de Janeiro, there is a real sense of excitement among them as they prepare to represent their countries in golf's return to the Olympic scene for the first time in more than a century.

Don't believe us? Just check out the social media posts of Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose & co below.

Arrived and getting golf stuff sorted!!!! #Rio #TeamGB #Olympics

A photo posted by Justin Rose (@justinprose99) on

Eccoci la coppia si è riunita @bertasionino @conisocial @italiateam #prossimatappario

A photo posted by Matteo Manassero (@matteo.manassero) on

Rickie Fowler & co at the Olympics :: Are you excited?

After all the trials and tribulations surrounding Olympic Golf over the past few months, are you excited about things getting underway in Rio next week? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

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