What is the 2016 Olympics golf playoff format?
Olympic Golf

What is the 2016 Olympics golf playoff format?


SHARE THIS STORY



In the event of a tie for first, second and/or third place at the 2016 Olympics golf tournaments, those medals will be settled via sudden-death playoff.

For example, if two players are tied for first place after 72 holes, those players will square off in the sudden-death playoff until the winner is decided, earning the gold medal, and the loser getting the silver. Then, if there were a tie for third place, another playoff would be completed to decide who wins the bronze medal.



If three or more players were tied for first place after 72 holes, then the playoff would continue until there is a gold, silver and bronze medal decided among the participants.

If there are three or more players tied for second or any kind of tie for third place, then the players will walk away from the playoff without a medal. However, players who finish in the top seven earn what's dubbed a diploma for their achievement.

The playoff holes on the Olympic golf course are No. 18, then No. 1, then No. 17 in a loop.

SUBSCRIBE AND WIN PEAKVISION SUNGLASSES!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter from October 15 through December 15 will be entered to win a pair of PeakVision sunglasses of their choice! PeakVision's Dual Zone technology prevents glare while offering unparalleled clarity that's perfect for golfers. The patented PeakVision lens enhances the golfer's ability to see the contours of the greens better with high-definition amber lens which provide three times the definition than the naked eye, and we want you to experience the difference for yourself. (Rules and regulations)


About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.