If the '16 Olympics were today, which 60 women would be in the golf field?
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If the ’16 Olympics were today, which 60 women would be in the golf field?


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With the London Olympics officially getting underway on Saturday, golf is just four years away from its return in Rio de Janeiro for the first time since 1904.

While the format of the Olympic golf tournament is subject to change, the 60-player field will be determined from the Rolex Rankings. The top 15 players in the ranking at a date to be determined are automatically in the field. After that, another 45 players will be added, but there can be no more than two players from any one country unless they are inside the top 15.



Who, then, would be in the Olympics if the field was decided today? Here's the field for the women.

The top 15 in the Rolex Rankings.

1. Yani Tseng - Taiwan
2. Na Yeon Choi - South Korea
3. Stacy Lewis - U.S.A.
4. Ai Miyazato - Japan
5. Shanshan Feng - China
6. Suzann Pettersen - Norway
7. Amy Yang - South Korea
8. Sun Ju Ahn - South Korea
9. Cristie Kerr - U.S.A.
10. Jiyai Shin - South Korea
11. I.K. Kim - South Korea
12. Sun Young Yoo - South Korea
13. Paula Creamer - U.S.A.
14. Azahara Munoz - Spain
15. Brittany Lincicome - U.S.A.

The next 45 players, listed with their current world ranking.

16. Chie Arimura - Japan
24. Karrie Webb - Australia
27. Catriona Matthew - Great Britain
28. Sandra Gal - Germany
31. Anna Nordqvist - Sweden
37. Caroline Hedwall - Sweden
48. Melissa Reid - Great Britain
50. Katherine Hull - Australia
52. Christel Boeljon - Netherlands
53. Diana Luna - Italy
58. Caroline Masson - Germany
60. Candie Kung - Taiwan
61. Karine Icher - France
66. Giulia Sergas - Italy
67. Pornanong Phatlum - Thailand
75. Lee-Anne Pace - South Africa
80. Julieta Granada - Paraguay
81. Beatriz Recari - Spain
94. Alison Walshe - Ireland
96. Liying Ye - China
138. Mariajo Uribe - Colombia
151. Anne-Lise Caudal - France
155. Ashleigh Simon - South Africa
159. Dewi Claire Schreefel - Netherlands
163. Ursula Wikstrom - Finland
177. Lydia Ko - New Zealand
194. Lorie Kane - Canada
198. Minea Blomqvist - Finland
202. Line Vedel - Denmark
208. Onnarin Sattayabanphot - Thailand
227. Marianne Skarpnord - Norway
240. Alena Sharp - Canada
242. Jennifer Rosales - The Philippines
247. Veronica Felibert - Venezeuela
296. Kim Dana - New Zealand
321. Malene Jorgensen - Denmark
332. Stefanie Michl - Austria
350. Zuzana Kamasova - Slovakia
351. Rebecca Codd - Ireland
371. Klara Spilkova - Czech Republic
408. Jean Chua - Malaysia
421. Caroline Rominger - Switzerland
424. Victoria Tanco - Argentina
428. Sophia Sheridan - Mexico
446. Paola Moreno - Colombia

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Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

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