Golf at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Golf at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan featured two events, individual competitions for men and women.[1]

at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Golf, Tokyo 2020.svg
VenueKasumigaseki Country Club
East Course
Dates29 July – 1 August 2021 (men)
4–7 August 2021 (women)
No. of events2
Competitors120 from 42 nations
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2024 →

Golf returned to the Olympics in 2016, for the first time since 1904. The 2020 qualification system and format of the events were the same as used in 2016. 60 players qualified for each event, which consisted of a 72-hole individual stroke play tournament, played over four days. The men's event was played first, starting on 29 July, with the women's event starting on 4 August. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was played behind closed doors.


The tournaments were played on the East course at Kasumigaseki Country Club.[2]


Qualification was based on the world rankings as of 21 June 2021 (men) and 28 June 2021 (women), with a total of 60 players qualifying in each of the men's and women's events. The top 15 players of each gender qualified, with a limit of four golfers per country that could qualify this way. The remaining spots went to the highest-ranked players from countries that did not already have two golfers qualified. The IGF guaranteed that at least one golfer from the host nation and each geographical region (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania) would qualify. The IGF posted weekly lists of qualifiers based on the current rankings for men and women.[3]

Competition scheduleEdit


R1 Round 1 R2 Round 2 R3 Round 3 FR Final round
Event↓/Date → Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 7
Men's individual R1 R2 R3 FR
Women's individual R1 R2 R3 FR

Participating nationsEdit

The list shows the number of participating athletes from each nation.


Medal summaryEdit

  *   Host nation (Japan)

1  United States2002
2  Japan*0101
4  Chinese Taipei0011
  New Zealand0011
Totals (5 NOCs)2226


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
Xander Schauffele
  United States
Rory Sabbatini
Pan Cheng-tsung
  Chinese Taipei
Women's individual
Nelly Korda
  United States
Mone Inami
Lydia Ko
  New Zealand


  1. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Golf". Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Tokyo 2020 Olympic Golf Course". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Tokyo 2020 Olympic Golf Rankings". IGF.
  4. ^ "Schedule - Golf Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Golf Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2021.

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