Or maybe it's just that the shorter LPGA Tour schedule makes an Olympic tournament in late summer that much more comfortable.
South Korea has been the dominant nation in women's golf, and Park brought home the biggest prize. But when golf came back, I thought, 'Wow, here's my chance to go to the Olympics.' Never thought I'd be standing here giving an interview about being in the Olympics. We have five majors a year and we have one Olympics every four years.
The tournament got under way three days after Britain's Justin Rose won the first men's gold medal in 112 years in a down-to-the-wire battle with Henrik Stenson of Sweden.
The Australian challenge is headed by Minjee Lee who added an impressive second round of 67 to move within four of Park's lead. They are tied for second at nine-under 204 and will be playing alongside Park.
"At the same time, it is pressure for a lot of us", she said. Piller's signature moment was making the winning putt for the United States in the Solheim Cup past year in Germany. She took time off to recover, and to pour everything into being ready for the Olympics. She has said often in the run-up to the Games that a gold medal is her top priority for 2016, and while the other golfers have been making the scene in Rio and enjoying the camaraderie in the Athletes Village, Ko has been "on lockdown" at a hotel, in the words of her caddie Jason Hamilton.
"I don't see double bogeys on my card too often, which is a good thing".
She pulled a 6-iron into the native area left of the green on the par-3 fourth hole and made double bogey, quickly erasing birdies on the previous two holes.
Friday in Rio de Janeiro, wind gusts of almost 30 miles per hour challenged players in their quest for Olympic gold and created the toughest conditions of the women's competition so far this week.
Park already has seven majors, including the career Grand Slam, and earlier this year she became the youngest in history qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame.
Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn, the first-round leader, had a 72 to fall five shots out of the lead.
"He's learning the different levels of grumpiness with me, I guess", Lewis said with a smile. "I don't know what it was, but just watching those videos really helped me".
With the breeze and tricky pin placements on Wednesday, Henderson was fortunate that few players went low. Teammate Alena Sharp couldn't seem to get a putt to drop.
"The putter just got hot today". She is a four-time victor on the LPGA Tour this year, the best player in women's golf and finally got some confidence in her putter. "I allow myself to think about it", says Piller, who is oh-fer-132 on the LPGA tour. "You saw some of the guys shoot seven under last week".
She took two months off from golf to get ready for the Olympics, and it was time to trust her instincts. The way I'm hitting it right now, I can't sit here and tell you it's out of the question for me.