Golf at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's individual

The men's golf tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place at the Olympic Golf Course (Portuguese: Campo Olímpico de Golfe), built within the Reserva de Marapendi in the Barra da Tijuca zone, between 11 and 14 August 2016. It was the first such tournament in 112 years.

Men's golf
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Golfe Rio 2016.jpg
View of the Olympic Golf Course in Barra da Tijuca, the venue of the men's golf tournament.
VenueOlympic Golf Course
Dates11–14 August 2016
Competitors60 from 34 nations
Winning score268 (−16)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Justin Rose  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Henrik Stenson  Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Matt Kuchar  United States
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Sixty players took part in four rounds of stroke play. Justin Rose of Great Britain won the gold medal by two strokes over silver medalist Henrik Stenson of Sweden.[1][2] Matt Kuchar of the United States was one stroke behind Stenson and won the bronze medal.[3][4]

The tournament carried Official World Golf Ranking points.[5] Rose went from 12th to 9th in the rankings as a result while Stenson went from 5th to 4th and Kuchar went from 20th to 15th.[6]

Participating nationsEdit

Each country qualified from one to four athletes based on World Rankings.

 
Number of male golfers from each country participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics:
  Four   Two   One   None
North America (7) South America (6) Europe (25) Oceania (4) Asia (16) Africa (2)
  Canada (2)   Argentina (2)   Austria (1)   Australia (2)   Bangladesh (1)   South Africa (2)
  Mexico (1)   Brazil (1)   Belgium (2)   New Zealand (2)   China (2)
  United States (4)   Chile (1)   Denmark (2)   Chinese Taipei (2)
  Paraguay (1)   Finland (2)   India (2)
  Venezuela (1)   France (2)   Japan (2)
  Germany (2)   Malaysia (2)
  Great Britain (2)   Philippines (1)
  Ireland (2)   South Korea (2)
  Italy (2)   Thailand (2)
  Netherlands (1)
  Norway (1)
  Portugal (2)
  Spain (2)
  Sweden (2)

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Marcus Fraser of Australia recorded nine birdies on his way to a round of 63 (−8) and a three-shot lead.[7] Justin Rose of Great Britain became the first player to make a hole-in-one at the Games.[8][9][10]

Rank Player Nationality Score To par
1 Marcus Fraser   Australia 63 −8
T2 Graham DeLaet   Canada 66 −5
Henrik Stenson   Sweden
T4 Thomas Pieters   Belgium 67 −4
Grégory Bourdy   France
Alex Čejka   Germany
Justin Rose   Great Britain
Rafael Cabrera-Bello   Spain
T9 An Byeong-hun   South Korea 68 −3
Nicolas Colsaerts   Belgium

Second roundEdit

Friday, 12 August 2016

Marcus Fraser of Australia carded four birdies and two bogeys for a round of 69 (−2) and saw his lead reduced to one shot.[8][11]

Rank Player Nationality Score To par
1 Marcus Fraser   Australia 63-69=132 −10
2 Thomas Pieters   Belgium 67-66=133 −9
3 Henrik Stenson   Sweden 66-68=134 −8
T4 Grégory Bourdy   France 67-69=136 −6
Justin Rose   Great Britain 67-69=136
T6 Rafael Cabrera-Bello   Spain 67-70=137 −5
Graham DeLaet   Canada 66-71=137
Danny Lee   New Zealand 72-65=137
Fabián Gómez   Argentina 70-67=137
T10 Pan Cheng-tsung   Chinese Taipei 69-69=138 −4
Thorbjørn Olesen   Denmark 70-68=138
Alex Čejka   Germany 67-71=138
Séamus Power   Ireland 71-67=138

Third roundEdit

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Rose fired a 65 (−6) including two eagles to take a one-shot lead over world number five Henrik Stenson into the final round.[8] South Africa's Jaco van Zyl, meanwhile, made a hole in one of his own at the 8th.[12][13]

Rank Player Nationality Score To par
1 Justin Rose   Great Britain 67-69-65=201 −12
2 Henrik Stenson   Sweden 66-68-68=202 −11
3 Marcus Fraser   Australia 63-69-72=204 −9
T4 Bubba Watson   United States 73-67-67=207 −6
David Lingmerth   Sweden 69-70-68=207
Emiliano Grillo   Argentina 70-69-68=207
T7 Mikko Ilonen   Finland 73-69-66=208 −5
Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 70-71-67=208
Matt Kuchar   United States 69-70-69=208
Grégory Bourdy   France 67-69-72=208
Rafael Cabrera-Bello   Spain 67-70-71=208

Final roundEdit

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Rose and Stenson continued to battle in the final group of the day and were tied at −15 going to the 18th. Rose then produced a backspin approach that left him with a 2.5-foot putt, and Stenson underhit his approach and eventually three-putted for bogey, leaving Rose with two putts to win the gold. He made the first for birdie to secure the win, becoming the first golfer to win Olympic gold in 112 years.[14]

It was Rose's first tournament win in 10 months, having won the UBS Hong Kong Open the previous October. American Matt Kuchar, who had entered the final round tied for seventh, shot a 63 (−8) to take bronze.[15]

Rank Player Nationality Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total To par
  Justin Rose   Great Britain 67 69 65 67 268 −16
  Henrik Stenson   Sweden 66 68 68 68 270 −14
  Matt Kuchar   United States 69 70 69 63 271 −13
4 Thomas Pieters   Belgium 67 66 77 65 275 −9
T5 Marcus Fraser   Australia 63 69 72 72 276 −8
Rafael Cabrera-Bello   Spain 67 70 71 68
Kiradech Aphibarnrat   Thailand 71 69 69 67
T8 Emiliano Grillo   Argentina 70 69 68 70 277 −7
Bubba Watson   United States 73 67 67 70
Sergio García   Spain 69 72 70 66
T11 An Byeong-hun   South Korea 68 72 70 68 278 −6
David Lingmerth   Sweden 69 70 68 71
Patrick Reed   United States 72 69 73 64
Bernd Wiesberger   Austria 74 67 69 68
T15 Fabián Gómez   Argentina 70 67 73 69 279 −5
Thongchai Jaidee   Thailand 70 75 67 67
Martin Kaymer   Germany 69 72 72 66
Séamus Power   Ireland 71 67 74 67
Fabrizio Zanotti   Paraguay 70 74 68 67
20 Graham DeLaet   Canada 66 71 74 69 280 −4
T21 Grégory Bourdy   France 67 69 72 73 281 −3
Alex Čejka   Germany 67 71 74 69
Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 70 71 67 73
Yuta Ikeda   Japan 74 69 69 69
Søren Kjeldsen   Denmark 73 68 70 70
Mikko Ilonen   Finland 73 69 66 73
T27 Danny Lee   New Zealand 72 65 76 69 282 −2
Joost Luiten   Netherlands 72 70 70 70
Matteo Manassero   Italy 69 73 71 69
T30 Nino Bertasio   Italy 72 72 71 68 283 −1
Nicolas Colsaerts   Belgium 68 71 71 73
Rodolfo Cazaubón   Mexico 76 66 68 73
David Hearn   Canada 73 70 74 66
Thorbjørn Olesen   Denmark 70 68 74 71
Pan Cheng-tsung   Chinese Taipei 69 69 71 74
Wu Ashun   China 74 71 70 68
T37 Rickie Fowler   United States 75 71 64 74 284 E
Danny Willett   Great Britain 71 70 69 74
T39 Felipe Aguilar   Chile 71 71 75 68 285 +1
Adilson da Silva   Brazil 72 71 73 69
Ryan Fox   New Zealand 70 73 74 68
Scott Hend   Australia 74 69 71 71
T43 Roope Kakko   Finland 72 76 68 70 286 +2
Espen Kofstad   Norway 72 76 69 69
Wang Jeung-hun   South Korea 70 72 77 67
Jaco van Zyl   South Africa 71 74 70 71
47 Gavin Green   Malaysia 73 74 72 68 287 +3
T48 Danny Chia   Malaysia 73 70 76 69 288 +4
José-Filipe Lima   Portugal 70 70 77 71
T50 Jhonattan Vegas   Venezuela 72 76 71 70 289 +5
Shiv Chawrasia   India 71 71 69 78
Li Haotong   China 70 73 71 75
53 Miguel Tabuena   Philippines 73 75 73 70 291 +7
54 Shingo Katayama   Japan 74 75 77 66 292 +8
T55 Julien Quesne   France 71 79 72 71 293 +9
Brandon Stone   South Africa 75 72 71 75
57 Anirban Lahiri   India 74 73 75 72 294 +10
58 Siddikur Rahman   Bangladesh 75 70 75 75 295 +11
59 Ricardo Gouveia   Portugal 73 68 76 80 297 +13
WD Lin Wen-tang   Chinese Taipei 77 77 WD WD 154 WD

WD = Withdrawn

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