Olympic Golf Competition Format
The golf competition consists of 72 holes of individual stroke play for both men and women (four rounds scheduled over four consecutive days). Scores are cumulative from round to round. The athlete with the lowest aggregate score wins. The field size will be 60 athletes in both instances.
The men’s event will be staged from July 30 to August 2 and the women’s tournament from August 5 – August 8, 2020.
For all rounds, the intention is to play in groups of three athletes. The starting time format for each group shall be as follows: Depending on the final competition schedule and pending confirmation from the Olympic Broadcasting Services, groups will start either from the first tee only, or from both the first tee and the tenth tee. Such determination will be made well in advance of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. However, due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, play could be in groups of two or three athletes and/or starting on the first and tenth tees for any or all of the competition rounds.
For rounds 1 and 2, groupings will be published two days before the start of each respective event. For rounds 3 and 4, groupings will be done according to cumulative score at the end of the previous round, with the leaders (lowest cumulative scores) teeing off last.