This Great Canadian Golfer name was
Geo S. Lyon.
At the age of 46 he entered the 1904 Olympic as one of three Canadians in a
field of over seventy Americans, including their national champion, 20 year old
Chandler Egan. They had to play twelve rounds in six days.
This was the Olympics of 1904, unclouded by politics and commercialism. The
matches were front page news in many newspapers. In a cold rain
storm, Lyons was successful and won the gold medal by two holes. Showing his
remarkable endurance, he than proceeded to walk the length of the dining room in
St.Louis on his hands!