Following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, on 29 April 2020, the IGF and the IOC announced an adjustment to the qualifying system for the Games to accommodate the new dates of competition in 2021. In light of the one-year delay, athletes accumulate Olympic Golf Rankings (OGR) points during the period beginning 1 July 2018 and up to and including 21 June 2021 for the men’s OGR and 8 July 2018 and up to and including 28 June 2021 for the women’s OGR.
The Olympic field is restricted to 60 players for each of the men’s and women’s competitions. The IGF will utilise the official world golf rankings to create the Olympic Golf Rankings as a method of determining eligibility. The top-15 world-ranked players will be eligible for the Olympics, with a limit of four players from a given country. Beyond the top 15, players will be eligible based on the world rankings, with a maximum of two eligible players from each country that does not already have two or more players among the top-15.
Qualification timelines for the men's and women's competitions may be found here:
|21 June 2021*||Men’s End of Olympic Golf Rankings qualification period|
|22 June 2021||Men’s Olympic Golf Rankings published & IGF to inform NOCs/NFs of their allocated quota places for the Men’s competition|
|22 June 2021||IGF to publish Reallocation Reserve List for the Men’s competition|
|28 June 2021**||Women’s End of Olympic Golf Rankings qualification period|
|29 June 2021||Women’s Olympic Golf Rankings published & IGF to inform NOCs/NFs of their allocated quota places for the Women’s competition|
|29 June 2021||IGF to publish Reallocation Reserve List for the Women’s competition|
|1 July 2021||NOCs to confirm use of allocated quota places to IGF|
|2 July 2021||IGF to reallocate all unused quota places|
|5 July 2021||Tokyo 2020 Sport Entries Deadline|
|28 July 2021||End of reallocation for the men’s competition|
|3 August 2021||End of reallocation for the women’s competition|
|23 July – 8 August 2021||Olympic Games Tokyo 2020|
* or upon completion of all qualifying events that were scheduled to be completed on 21 June 2021 but were delayed due to weather or other circumstances providing such events are completed no later than 22 June 2021.
** or upon completion of all qualifying events that were scheduled to be completed on 28 June 2021 but were delayed due to weather or other circumstances providing such events are completed not later than 29 June 2021.
Please refer to the following documents for additional information: