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Fields confirmed for Olympic golf competitions

3.27pm 6th July 2021 - People

The names of the 60 men and 60 women who will be representing their respective countries in the Tokyo Olympics golf competition have been confirmed.

The tournament is being held at Kasumigaseki Country Club, with the men competing from July 29-August 1 and the women from August 4-7.

With 36 countries included in women’s competition and 35 in the men’s, the composition of the Olympic fields highlights the broad global interest in golf and the opportunity to reach new audiences across all the continents through the expansive coverage of the Olympic Games. Across the two competitions, Europe has 53 qualified players, Asia 30, the Americas 26, Oceania six and Africa five.

Team GB will be represented by Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood, while Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry are Ireland’s representatives. USA will have four players represented – Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Bryson Dechambeau and Xander Schaufele. The top-ranked player, US Open champion Jon Rahm, will represent Spain along with 39th ranked Adri Arnaus. The competition is an individual strokeplay event, with medals awarded to the top three players.

Team GB’s women’s team will be represented by Melissa Reid and Jodi Ewart Shadoff, after Charley Hull and Georgia Hall both withdrew their names from the list. USA has four qualified players – sisters Nelly and Jessica Korda, Danielle Kang and Lexi Thomson, while Korea will also be fielding four players.

Melissa Reid will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics next month

“We are extremely pleased with the strength and diversity of both the men’s and women’s fields, which reflect the continued growth and popularity of golf,” said Annika Sorenstam, President of the International Golf Federation, which oversees the Olympic golf competition. “We have such wonderful storylines to share, be it Jon Rahm and Nelly Korda both winning major championships in the final week of qualifying to become the No.1 players in the world, or the variety of lesser known but equally inspiring stories of Olympic athletes representing their respective countries.”
Click here to view the final fields for the men’s and women’s Olympic golf competitions. 

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