Golf at the Summer Olympics

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Golf at the Summer Olympics
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Governing body IGF
Events2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games
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Golf was featured in the Summer Olympic Games official programme in 1900 and 1904. At the IOC session in Copenhagen in October 2009, the IOC decided to reinstate this event for the 2016 Summer Olympics. [1] [2] The International Golf Federation is governing body for golf at the Olympic Games. As of the 2016 Olympics, qualification is based primarily upon the Official World Golf Ranking (men) and Women's World Golf Rankings, with the top 15 of each gender automatically qualifying (with a limit of four per country), and then the highest ranked players from countries that had not yet already qualified two players. [3] [4] [5] [6]

Contents

Medal table

Total

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)53513
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1113
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)1001
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)1001
5Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0112
6Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0101
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0101
9Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0011
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)0011
Totals (10 nations)88925

Men

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)3249
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1113
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)1001
4Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0101
6Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)0011
Totals (6 nations)55616

Women

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)2114
2Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)1001
3Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0112
4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0101
5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0011
Totals (5 nations)3339

Events

1900
1904
2016
2020

A men's individual tournament was planned for the 1908 London Games, but an internal dispute amongst British golfers led to them boycotting the event, leaving 1904 gold medallist George Lyon as the only competitor. [8] Offered the gold medal by default, Lyon refused to accept it. [8] Present day, the Olympic golf tournaments only consists of a men's individual stroke play and women's individual stroke play. There has been calls for the IGF and the IOC to consider adding a match play tournament or to open up the Olympic tournament to more golfers by using a different qualifying system than the World Golf Ranking. [9]

Courses

YearHost cityCourse
1900 Flag of France.svg Paris Compiègne Golf Club
1904 Flag of the United States.svg St. Louis Glen Echo Country Club, Normandy, Missouri
2016 Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro Olympic Golf Course, Barra da Tijuca
2020 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo Kasumigaseki Country Club, Kawagoe
2024 Flag of France.svg Paris Le Golf National, Guyancourt
2028 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California

Medal summary

Men's individual

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1900 Paris
details
US flag 45 stars.svg  Charles Sands  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Walter Rutherford  (GBR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  David Robertson  (GBR)
1904 St. Louis
details
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  George Lyon  (CAN)US flag 45 stars.svg  Chandler Egan  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Burt McKinnie  (USA)
US flag 45 stars.svg  Francis Newton  (USA)
1908–2012not included in the Olympic program
2016 Rio
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Justin Rose  (GBR)Flag of Sweden.svg  Henrik Stenson  (SWE)Flag of the United States.svg  Matt Kuchar  (USA)
2020 Tokyo
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Xander Schauffele  (USA)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Rory Sabbatini  (SVK)Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Pan Cheng-tsung  (TPE)

Women's individual

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1900 Paris
details
US flag 45 stars.svg  Margaret Abbott  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Pauline Whittier  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Daria Pratt  (USA)
1904–2012not included in the Olympic program
2016 Rio
details
Flag of South Korea.svg  Inbee Park  (KOR)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Lydia Ko  (NZL)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Shanshan Feng  (CHN)
2020 Tokyo
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Nelly Korda  (USA)Flag of Japan.svg  Mone Inami  (JPN)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Lydia Ko  (NZL)

Men's team

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1904 St. Louis
details
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Robert Hunter
Chandler Egan
Kenneth Edwards
Clement Smoot
Walter Egan
Daniel Sawyer
Edward Cummins
Mason Phelps
Nathaniel Moore
Warren Wood
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Albert Lambert
Stuart Stickney
Burt McKinnie
William Stickney
Ralph McKittrick
Frederick Semple
Francis Newton
Henry Potter
John Cady
John Maxwell
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Douglass Cadwallader
Allan Lard
Jesse Carleton
Simeon Price
Harold Weber
John Rahm
Arthur Hussey
Orus Jones
Harold Fraser
George Oliver

Participating nations

22 golfers competed in 1900. The 1904 tournament featured 77 golfers. Albert Lambert was the only golfer who competed both times; a total of 98 different golfers competed throughout the brief history of Olympic golf before it was brought back in 2016.[ citation needed ]

Nation96 00 04 081220242832364852566064687276808488929600040812 16 20 Years
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)                         212
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)                         442
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)                         232
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh  (BAN)                         11
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)                         332
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)                         31
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN) 3                        443
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)                         122
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)                         442
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)                         432
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)                         122
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)                         122
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)                         442
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU)                         11
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)                         442
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA) 9                        443
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)                         442
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR) 4                        443
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE) 1                        1
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong  (HKG)                         112
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)                         342
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)                         442
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)                         11
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)                         442
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)                         442
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia  (MAL)                         422
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)                         342
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)                         112
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)                         112
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)                         322
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)                         332
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay  (PAR)                         212
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines  (PHI)                         132
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)                         11
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)                         21
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR)                         21
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)                         11
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)                         422
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)                         662
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)                         11
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)                         11
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)                         442
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)                         442
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)                         222
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA)                         442
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA) 874                        784
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)                         112
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe  (ZIM)                         11
Nations 42                        414248
Athletes 2277                        120120
Year96 00 04 081220242832364852566064687276808488929600040812 16 20

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