Oct 24, 2013; Rio de Janiero, BRA; A general view of view of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (site for the rowing competition) in Rio during the first world press briefing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Qualification procedures announced for golf event at 2016 Rio Olympics


If you’ve been kept up at night by your lack of knowledge about the qualification procedures for golf’s return to the Olympics at the 2016 Rio Games, prepare to sleep well this evening. The criteria were revealed this week, so you can stop your insomnious pacing and finally relax.

60 men and 60 women will compete for the first golfing medals to be awarded since 1904. Inside the Games breaks down how the competitors will qualify for Rio:

The field for Rio 2016 will be determined using the world rankings, with the top 15 players in both the men’s and women’s rankings qualifying automatically, with a limit of four players from one country.

Outside 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 120-person field will be determined on July 11, 2016 — just a few days before the 2016 Open Championship.

[Source: Inside the Games]

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