Golf - Olympics: Day 17
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XXXIII Olympic Summer Games

(26 July - 11 August 2024)
Olympic Golf Ranking
IGF News
  • Over the past month, several players across the men’s and women’s professional golf landscape have made emphatic moves within the top 60 of the Olympic Golf Ranking (OGR). Performances were highlighted by a trio of champions on the PGA Tour that led to direct climbs in the OGR.
  • It was a wild finish to the men’s Olympic competition in Tokyo three years ago, but in the end American Xander Schauffele captured the gold. Despite a never-before-seen kind of Olympic games impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Schauffele – mask and all – stepped up to the podium to listen to the American national anthem, gold around his neck.
  • Kevin Yu and C.T. Pan won a gold medal together at the Asian Games a decade ago, and Yu says it would be an opportunity of a lifetime to try to win another medal this summer at the Olympics for Chinese Taipei – with his friend alongside.
  • With the 2024 PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour and DP World Tour seasons kicking off this month, the final leg of the four-year Olympic Golf cycle is underway as players jostle for an opportunity to represent their nations at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. While the year is young, several players in each of the women’s and men’s Olympic Golf Ranking (OGR) have taken advantage of the opening month of the year to make significant moves inside the top 60 of the OGR (the threshold needed to qualify for Paris 2024).
  • Lydia Ko has the opportunity this summer in Paris to do something no one else can do – complete an Olympic medal collection if she were to win gold. Ko, who won for the 20th time on the LPGA Tour Sunday at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, will head to Le Golf National after winning a silver medal in Rio and the bronze in Tokyo.
  • As the calendar turned into 2024, it’s official – we’re in an Olympic year. The LPGA Tour kicks off its 2024 campaign at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida the week-of Jan. 15, while the PGA Tour had its first event of the year – The Sentry – wrap up on Jan. 7.
  • A four-year cycle of golf in the Olympics draws parallels to a four-day, 72-hole golf tournament in many ways. Where a third round would often be referenced as “Moving Day” in the golf world, a year prior to the Olympics could often be thought of as “Moving Year” for athletes looking to jockey for position entering the final stretch.
  • This past year was the best for Canadian professional golfers – and now the men of the PGA TOUR who wear the red-and-white week in and week out are eager to keep their momentum going into 2024. Especially with both the Olympics on tap plus an opportunity to play for their countryman, Mike Weir, at the Presidents Cup on home soil.
  • Two-time Olympian, 2016 Gold medalist and LPGA Hall of Fame member Inbee Park was announced as one of 32 candidates for the IOC Athletes’ Commission (IOC AC) election which will take place during the 2024 Paris Olympics. The IOC AC, which ensures athletes’ viewpoints remain at the heart of the Olympic Movement decisions, consists of a diverse representation from various sports and National Olympic Committees to ensure their peers are supported in every aspect of their careers.
  • With major tour schedules winding down towards the end of the calendar year, many players will carry their current positioning in the Olympic Golf Ranking (OGR) into 2024. But several players on the men’s and women’s side took advantage of events over the past month to move inside the OGR top 60 as they continue to push for a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
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