Peter Dawson, President of the International Golf Federation said: “The IGF understands the challenges players face in terms of scheduling this summer and it is regrettable to see a few leading players withdraw from this year’s Games.
“The Olympics is the world’s greatest celebration of sport and it is exciting and appropriate that golf features in its programme again. Real history will be made at this year’s Olympic competitions and it is our belief that the unique experience of competing will live forever with athletes that take part.”
About the International Golf Federation:
The IGF was founded in 1958 to encourage the international development of the game and to employ golf as a vehicle to foster friendship and sportsmanship. Recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the official international federation for golf, the IGF is comprised of 146 Federations from 141 countries. The IGF serves as the International Olympic Committee’s recognized International Federation for golf.
For more information, contact:
INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION
Tel: +41 216 23 12 12