Golf at the Olympic Games

In August 2009, the IOC voted on which two sports to add to the program in 2016, with golf being selected along with Rugby. There will be both a men's and women's competition in 2016 in Rio. There has been a men's golf event in a couple of early Olympic Games.

Rio 2016

The proposed competition for the 2016 games is an individual-based competition. The 60 qualified golfers (men and women) will play 72 holes of stroke-play on severa courses throughout Brazil. A three-hole playoff will be used to for any ties for medals. The Top 15 golfers will automatically qualify for an Olympic berth. Outside of the Top 15, players awill still be selected based on world ranking but only if no more than two golfers from a single country are already in the field. 

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