Who won men’s golf at the Rio Olympics?
Who’s out? Your Olympic golf questions answered Justin Rose of Great Britain celebrates with the gold medal, Henrik Stenson (L) of Sweden the silver, and Matt Kuchar of the United States with the bronze after the final round of men’s golf competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
How many golfers are eligible for the Olympics?
The top 15 players in the Olympic Golf Rankings (which essentially mirror the Official World Golf Ranking for men and the Rolex Rankings for women) are eligible for the Olympics up to a maximum of four golfers per country.
Who’s on the Olympic golf team?
The Men’s team comprises some of the biggest names in golf, with Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau all competing at the Olympics. Meanwhile, the four players in the Women’s team are Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda.
When did golf become an Olympic sport?
A History of Olympic Golf The first modern Olympics took place in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 280 participants from 13 nations competing in 43 events. Golf was not included in the 1st Olympics because at the time there were no golf courses in Greece.