Subject to change: The Olympic golf field will be tweaked

Subject to change: The Olympic golf field will be tweaked

In the days since we published a rundown of the Olympic golf fields, several other websites have taken a crack at it.

In particular, Garry Smits of the Florida Times-Union listed a field with a caveat we didn't have - that a country could have no more than four players in the field if they were in the top 15. Yes, but not yet.

PGA Tour vice-president Ty Votaw shared that news at the AT&T National this month.

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“In all likelihood, it will be up to a maximum of four per country in that 15,” Votaw said. “Then no more than two from any one country not otherwise qualified down to a field of 60.”

Note the phrase preceding that explanation. It's not a done deal yet. No change in the Olympic field could come before 2013, when the International Olympic Committee meets and votes on changes for future games. The IOC wants the change to happen, but that four-player maximum may still be tweaked.

So, for now at least, our lists are right but, as we said, they're subject to change.

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