How to qualify for the 2020 Olympic golf tournaments for men and women in Tokyo
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How to qualify for the 2020 Olympic golf tournaments for men and women in Tokyo



The 2020 Olympics are coming soon to Tokyo, Japan, and golf will be making its second appearance after a successful return to the program in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

In the coming months, the field for the men's and women's Olympic golf tournaments will be decided as players jockey to improve their status in the respective world ranking lists to get in the small fields that will compete at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Qualifying for the men's and women's 2020 Olympic golf tournaments is based solely on the Official World Golf Ranking for men and the Rolex Women's World Golf Ranking for women. The 60-player fields for each event are drawn from those lists. However, it's not just a simple nod to the top 60 players on each list. Since the Olympics are about multi-national representation, the Olympic golf fields are picked based on nationality and ranking.

How to qualify for the 2020 Olympic golf tournaments

The top 15 players in each ranking, regardless of country, will qualify -- with a limit of four players from a single country getting in the tournament if all four players are in the world top 15. Then, after going through the top 15, two players from each country can qualify for the tournament if they don't already have at least two golfers inside the top 15. A country can have just one player in the field; two are not required. However, once two players are confirmed for a single country, other players that may be higher ranked than other qualifiers cannot get in the field.

2020 men's Olympic golf tournament field

As of Oct. 25, 2019, the 60-player men's Olympic golf tournament field would be as follows:

  • 1. Brooks Koepka (USA 1)
  • 2. Rory McIlroy (IRE 1)
  • 3. Dustin Johnson (USA 2)
  • 4. Justin Thomas (USA 3)
  • 5. Jon Rahm (ESP 1)
  • 6. Patrick Cantlay (USA 4)
  • 7. Justin Rose (GBR 1)
  • 11. Francesco Molinari (ITA 1)
  • 14. Paul Casey (GBR 2)
  • 15. Adam Scot (AUS 1)
  • 19. Shane Lowry (IRE 2)
  • 22. Bernd Wiesberger (AUT 1)
  • 24. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA 1)
  • 25. Marc Leishman (AUS 2)
  • 27. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN 1)
  • 34. Sergio Garcia (ESP 2)
  • 38. Henrik Stenson (SWE 1)
  • 41. Abraham Ancer (MEX 1)
  • 42. Adam Hadwin (CAN 1)
  • 43. Sungjae Im (KOR 1)
  • 47. Byeong Hun An (KOR 2)
  • 52. Shugo Imahira (JPN 2)
  • 53. Joaquin Niemann (CHI 1)
  • 54. Alex Noren (SWE 2)
  • 55. Haotong Li (CHN 1)
  • 57. Erik van Rooyen (RSA 2)
  • 58. CT Pan (TWE 1)
  • 59. Jazz Janewattananond (THA 1)
  • 61. Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN 1)
  • 66. Andrea Pavan (ITA 2)
  • 67. Corey Conners (CAN 2)
  • 69. Rory Sabbatini (SVK 1)
  • 70. Victor Perez (FRA 1)
  • 74. Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA 2)
  • 77. Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN 2)
  • 80. Emiliano Grillo (ARG 1)
  • 84. Thomas Pieters (BEL 1)
  • 90. Joost Luiten (NED 1)
  • 91. Viktor Hovland (NOR 1)
  • 93. Mike Lorenzo-Vera (FRA 1)
  • 97. Danny Lee (NZL 1)
  • 115. Martin Kaymer (GER 1)
  • 122. Zhang Xinjun (CHN 2)
  • 126. Matthias Schwab (AUT 2)
  • 127. Ryan Fox (NZL 2)
  • 134. Jhonattan Vegas (VEN 1)
  • 146. Scott Vincent (ZIM 1)
  • 156. Kristoffer Ventura (NOR 2)
  • 158. Thomas Detry (BEL 2)
  • 164. Darius Van Driel (NED 2)
  • 181. Carlos Ortiz (MEX 2)
  • 201. Kalle Samooja (FIN 1)
  • 232. Gavin Green (MAS 1)
  • 235. Rashid Khan (IND 1)
  • 243. Adrian Meronk (POL 1)
  • 253. Ricardo Santos (POR 1)
  • 256. Fabian Gomez (ARG 1)
  • 265. Miguel Tabuena (PHI 1)
  • 269. Shubhankar Sharma (IND 2)
  • 279. Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR 1)

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