If the 2016 Olympics were today, who would be represented in Rio?

If the 2016 Olympics were today, who would be represented in Rio?


Earlier today, we took a look at how the 2016 Olympic golf field would look for the men and women.

Truth be told, the names comprising the 60-player field will look considerably different in four years than they would now.  The countries involved, however, will likely be very similar.

Take a look at the break down of the fields by country.

For the men, coming from 33 total countries:

8 - United States of America
5 - Great Britain
2 - Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand
1 - Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Fiji, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, The Philippines, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

For the women, coming from 31 total countries:

6 - South Korea
4 - United States of America
2 - Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand
1 - Argentina, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Slovakia, Switzerland, The Philippines, Venezuela

Combining all 120 players, 40 unique countries are represented. These top three boast the most players:

12 - United States of America
8 - South Korea
7 - Great Britain


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