Golf

Qualification process:

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.

 The IGF has guaranteed that at least one golfer from the host nation and each geographical region (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania) will qualify.

 

India Watch:

Aditi Ashok finished fourth and narrowly missed an Olympic in the women’s golf at Rio 2016. Aditi is currently at No. 35 in the Olympic golf ranking list (updated weekly) and Diksha Dagar is at 56, Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar are placed 49th and 50th respectively.

If they maintain their positions, India will be sending four athletes in golf for the Tokyo Olympics!