How To Qualify for the Olympics In Golf?

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For many young athletes, going to the Olympics is the biggest goal you can have in life. Fortunately for golf players, the sport of Golf has been reintroduced in the Summer Olympics since the last two events.

In this article, you will learn what the requirements are to qualify for the golf events in the Summer Olympics.

How To Qualify for the Olympics In Golf?

Down below, you will learn about the structure of the golf events in the Summer Olympics, as well as the qualification requirements for men and women. Furthermore, you will learn when and where the next golf events will be held in the Olympics.

How are the Olympics structured in Golf?

The Golf events at the Summer Olympics are separated in two events: one for each gender. There is an event held for the best male golfers in the world, and an analogous, similar event held for the best female golf players in the world.

In the men’s division, there are 60 players qualified in total.

In the women’s division, there are also 60 players qualified in total.

How To Qualify for the Olympics in Golf as a Man?

In the men’s division, the world rankings determine if you are qualified for the summer Olympics. This implies that you already need to be a professional golf player with serious credentials and strong tournament performances to play in the Olympics.

The Top 15 world ranking players are automatically qualified for the Summer Olympics, up to a maximum of 4 players per country.

Beyond Top 15, the highest remaining ranking players are qualified, with a maximum of 2 additional qualified players per country that does not already have 2 or more players qualified in the top 15.

The countries that have less than 2 players qualified in the top 15 have no cap to how many players can qualify for positions 16-60. Once there are 60 players qualified, no more players will be qualified.

How To Qualify for the Olympics in Golf as a Woman?

In the women’s division, it is the same system. The world rankings determine if you are qualified for the summer Olympics. This implies that you already need to be a professional golf player with serious credentials and strong tournament performances to play in the Olympics.

The Top 15 world ranking players are automatically qualified for the Summer Olympics, up to a maximum of 4 players per country.

Beyond Top 15, the highest remaining ranking players are qualified, with a maximum of 2 additional qualified players per country that does not already have 2 or more players qualified in the top 15.

The countries that have less than 2 players qualified in the top 15 have no cap to how many players can qualify for positions 16-60. Once there are 60 players qualified, no more players will be qualified.

When Are The Next Golf Olympics?

Golf appeared in the Summer Olympics for the first times in 1900 and 1904. After those two Olympic events, golf was pulled out of the Olympics.

Golf was not played in the Olympics between 1908 and 2012. Fortunately for young golf player and current professionals, Golf was reintroduced in the Olympics in 2016.

Since the hiatus, golf was played at the Olympics in both 2016 and 2020, during the Summer Olympics.

The Summer Olympics occur every 4 years, so the next golf events at the Olympics will be in 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036, 2040, 2044 and so on, every 4 years.

The 2024 Summer Olympics golf events will be in Paris at Le Golf National, Guyancourt.

The 2028 Summer Olympics golf events will be at Los Angeles, Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

The 2032 Summer Olympics golf events will be in Brisbane, Royal Queensland Golf Clubs, Eagle Farm, Queensland.

The 2036 Summer Olympics golf events will be in Ahmedabad, India. It has not yet been decided where the 2040 Summer Olympics will be held.

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Conclusion

There you go! In this article, you have learned a brief history of golf events at the Summer Olympics, as well as how the events are structured. You have also discovered how you can participate and qualify yourself at the Olympics for a hope to bring back a gold medal for your country, whether you are a man, or a woman.

If you wish to have a successful golf career and qualify for the Olympics, read our article: How To Have a Successful Golf Career? – 7 Keys To Success.

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