Golf at the Summer Olympics
|Golf at the Summer Olympics|
|Events||3 (men: 2; women: 1)|
Golf was featured in the Summer Olympic Games official programme in 1900 and 1904. At the IOC session in Copenhagen in October 2009, the IOC decided to reinstate this event for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The event will be open to professional golfers.
|1||United States (USA)||3||3||4||10|
|3||Great Britain (GBR)||0||1||1||2|
- Men's individual
- Women's individual
- Men's individual
- Men's team
The International Golf Federation (IGF) has proposed 72-hole stroke play tournaments (with a 3-hole playoff in the event of a tie) for both men's and women's events in 2016. Eligibility would be determined by IGF rankings. The top 15 players would be eligible (regardless of country) and then the next 45 players representing countries that do not already have two representatives.
||Charles Sands (USA)||Walter Rutherford (GBR)||David Robertson (GBR)|
|1904 St. Louis
||George Lyon (CAN)||Chandler Egan (USA)|| Burt McKinnie (USA)
Francis Newton (USA)
|1908–2012||not included in the Olympic program|
||Margaret Abbott (USA)||Pauline Whittier (USA)||Daria Pratt (USA)|
|1904–2012||not included in the Olympic program|
22 golfers competed in 1900, including 10 women and 12 men. The 1904 tournament featured 77 golfers, all men. Albert Lambert was the only golfer who competed both times; a total of 93 different golfers competed throughout the brief history of Olympic golf.
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