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Golf at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Golf at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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Qualification
Events
men  women

Qualification for Golf at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is determined not by any form of qualifying tournament, but by the rankings maintained by the International Golf Federation.

Qualification was based on world ranking (Official World Golf Ranking for men, Women's World Golf Rankings for women) as of 11 July 2016, with a total of 60 players qualifying in each of the men's and women's events.[1] The top 15 players of each gender qualified, with a limit of four golfers per country that can qualify this way.[2][3] The remaining spots went to the highest-ranked players from countries that do not already have two golfers qualified, with a limit of two per country.[4] The IGF has guaranteed that at least one golfer from the host nation and each geographical region (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania) qualified.[3][5] The IGF posted weekly lists of qualifiers based on current rankings for men[6] and women.[7]

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Qualified playersEdit

MenEdit

 
Number of male golfers from each country participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics:
  Four
  Two
  One
  None
Rank Name Country World
Ranking
1 Bubba Watson   United States 5
2 Henrik Stenson   Sweden 6
3 Rickie Fowler   United States 7
4 Danny Willett   Great Britain 9
5 Justin Rose   Great Britain 11
6 Sergio García   Spain 12
7 Patrick Reed   United States 13
8 Matt Kuchar   United States 15
9 Rafael Cabrera-Bello   Spain 28
10 An Byeong-hun   South Korea 31
11 Thongchai Jaidee   Thailand 38
12 Danny Lee   New Zealand 40
13 Emiliano Grillo   Argentina 44
14 David Lingmerth   Sweden 48
15 Søren Kjeldsen   Denmark 50
16 Bernd Wiesberger   Austria 51
17 Martin Kaymer   Germany 52
18 Kiradech Aphibarnrat   Thailand 53
19 Anirban Lahiri   India 62
20 Thorbjørn Olesen   Denmark 64
21 Joost Luiten   Netherlands 65
22 Thomas Pieters   Belgium 66
23 Jaco van Zyl   South Africa 67
24 Fabián Gómez   Argentina 73
25 Wang Jeung-hun   South Korea 76
26 Scott Hend   Australia 81
27 Marcus Fraser   Australia 86
28 Brandon Stone   South Africa 92
29 Yuta Ikeda   Japan 93
30 Shingo Katayama   Japan 107
31 Grégory Bourdy   France 112
32 Julien Quesne   France 123
33 Nicolas Colsaerts   Belgium 124
34 Ricardo Gouveia   Portugal 125
35 David Hearn   Canada 127
36 Wu Ashun   China 129
37 Miguel Tabuena   Philippines 140
38 Li Haotong   China 141
39 Alex Čejka   Germany 143
40 Graham DeLaet   Canada 146
41 Fabrizio Zanotti   Paraguay 147
42 Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 148
43 Ryan Fox   New Zealand 184
44 Shiv Chawrasia   India 207
45 Danny Chia   Malaysia 230
46 Mikko Ilonen   Finland 235
47 Jhonattan Vegas   Venezuela 240
48 Felipe Aguilar   Chile 248
49 Pan Cheng-tsung   Chinese Taipei 256
50 Adilson da Silva   Brazil 271
51 Séamus Power   Ireland 290
52 Espen Kofstad   Norway 291
53 Roope Kakko   Finland 293
54 Nino Bertasio   Italy 299
55 Siddikur Rahman   Bangladesh 308
56 Lin Wen-tang   Chinese Taipei 315
57 Gavin Green   Malaysia 321
58 Matteo Manassero   Italy 342
59 Rodolfo Cazaubón   Mexico 344
60 José-Filipe Lima   Portugal 392

The following men have removed themselves from possible qualification:

The Zika virus, which can cause serious birth defects and is currently epidemic in Brazil, can live longer in semen than in blood, and might thus infect a male golfer's partner for up to six months later or even more. Consequently, far more top male golfers than top female golfers have withdrawn from the games. However, it has been suggested that the main reason is that women's golf needs the exposure from the Games far more than men's golf.[24]

WomenEdit

 
Number of female golfers from each country participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics:
  Four
  Three
  Two
  One
  None
Rank Name Country World
Ranking
1 Lydia Ko   New Zealand 1
2 Brooke Henderson   Canada 2
3 Inbee Park   South Korea 3
4 Lexi Thompson   United States 4
5 Kim Sei-young   South Korea 5
6 Amy Yang   South Korea 6
7 Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 7
8 Chun In-gee   South Korea 8
9 Stacy Lewis   United States 9
10 Anna Nordqvist   Sweden 11
11 Shanshan Feng   China 13
12 Minjee Lee   Australia 14
13 Gerina Piller   United States 15
14 Suzann Pettersen   Norway 18
15 Haru Nomura   Japan 22
16 Charley Hull   Great Britain 27
17 Teresa Lu   Chinese Taipei 28
18 Candie Kung   Chinese Taipei 32
19 Pornanong Phatlum   Thailand 34
20 Carlota Ciganda   Spain 36
21 Su-Hyun Oh   Australia 41
22 Shiho Oyama   Japan 43
23 Azahara Muñoz   Spain 48
24 Xi Yu Lin   China 50
25 Sandra Gal   Germany 55
26 Karine Icher   France 60
27 Catriona Matthew   Great Britain 63
28 Caroline Masson   Germany 77
29 Nicole Broch Larsen   Denmark 88
30 Pernilla Lindberg   Sweden 90
31 Alena Sharp   Canada 91
32 Gaby López   Mexico 98
33 Mariajo Uribe   Colombia 103
34 Nanna Koerstz Madsen   Denmark 109
35 Paula Reto   South Africa 122
36 Gwladys Nocera   France 134
37 Julieta Granada   Paraguay 135
38 Kelly Tan   Malaysia 153
39 Marianne Skarpnord   Norway 155
40 Ashleigh Simon   South Africa 214
41 Laetitia Beck   Israel 223
42 Giulia Molinaro   Italy 251
43 Ursula Wikström   Finland 256
44 Noora Tamminen   Finland 274
45 Klára Spilková   Czech Republic 279
46 Christine Wolf   Austria 317
47 Giulia Sergas   Italy 326
48 Maria Verchenova   Russia 338
49 Leona Maguire (a)   Ireland 353
50 Albane Valenzuela (a)   Switzerland 378
51 Alejandra Llaneza   Mexico 385
52 Chloe Leurquin   Belgium 402
53 Fabienne In-Albon   Switzerland 408
54 Tiffany Chan (a)   Hong Kong 434
55 Michelle Koh   Malaysia 443
56 Aditi Ashok   India 444
57 Miriam Nagl   Brazil 445
58 Victoria Lovelady   Brazil 458
59 Stephanie Meadow   Ireland 492
60 Maha Haddioui   Morocco 560

(a) = amateur

The following women removed themselves from possible qualification:

The following women have been removed from possible qualification by their NOC:

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "International Golf Federation". olympic.org. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Golf Qualification System for 2016 Olympics". 14 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Olympic Rankings – Men". IGF. 
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