The field for the men’s golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics is finally set – and it’s a fascinating collection of some of the world’s best players as well as a host of names you may not have heard of before.
The names of the 60 men who will be representing their respective countries in the Tokyo competition have been ratified with the publication of final quota places for the tournament, taking place at Kasumigaseki Country Club from July 29 to August 1.
A total of 35 different countries are represented in the men’s event, all of whom will be looking to emulate Justin Rose, who won gold for Team GB on golf’s return to the quadrennial sporting showcase in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Here’s a look at who’s set to battle it out for the medals…
Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman
Matthias Schwab, Sepp Straka
Thomas Detry, Thomas Pieters
Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes
Joaquin Niemann, Mito Pereira
Yechun Yuan, Ashun Wu
Rasmus Hojgaard, Joachim B Hansen
Kalle Samooja, Sami Valimaki
Antoine Rozner, Romain Langasque
Maximilian Kieffer, Hurly Long
Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood
Anirban Lahiri, Udayan Mane
Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry
Guido Migliozzi, Renato Paratore
Hideki Matsuyama, Rikuya Hoshino
Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz
Viktor Hovland, Kristian K Johannessen
Garrick Higgo, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Sungjae Im, Si Woo Kim
Jon Rahm*, Adri Arnaus
Alex Noren, Henrik Norlander
Jazz Janewattananond, Gunn Charoenkul
Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed**
* withdrew (COVID-19) on July 24. Was not replaced.
** replaced Bryson DeChambeau (COVID-19) on July 24