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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 22 / 16

Golf Channel Executive Producer Molly Solomon’s career put her in a unique position to cover golf’s return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904. Golf Channel’s Molly Solomon produced coverage of golf fro...

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