Feng Shanshan of China speaks to reporters during a press conference ahead of the 2016 HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament in Singapore on March 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN
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Feng Shanshan said Olympic success this year could erase "negative images" of golf in China, where it is often viewed as elitist and was singled out in an anti-corruption drive last year.Feng, the women's world number nine and the only Chinese golfer to win a major, told AFP that a medal in Rio would do wonders for the sport in her home country.Feng suggested it could be very different after the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where golf is returning to the Games after a 112-year gap.Feng, who finished joint 13th in Singapore, is a four-time LPGA Tour winner but she believes TV coverage of China's Olympic golfers will help change attitudes.
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