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Our beloved sport will be an Olympic discipline for just the fifth time when the Games head to Paris in 2024, so winners of Olympic medals for golf are a rare breed.

After making its debut in 1900 with a men’s and women’s individual – remember, at this stage, The Open and US Open were still in their relative infancies – golf was then included in the 1904 Games with men’s individual and team events.

Golf tournaments were due to have been held in 1908 and again in 1920, but both were cancelled – the former just two days before it was due to start – due to a lack of entries.

Golf didn’t make its Olympic return until the Rio Games in 2016 with men’s and women’s individual events. That was also the case for Tokyo 2020 – which was delayed a year due to the Coronavirus outbreak – and Paris 2024.

Discussions have taken place about holding a third tournament – a mixed team event – when the Olympics return to Los Angeles in 2028.

In the meantime, here is a list of every golfer to have won an Olympic medal…

Winners of Olympic medals for golf in 1900

Men’s Individual

Gold: Charles Sands (USA)
Silver: Walter Rutherford (Great Britain)
Bronze: David Robertson (Great Britain)

Women’s Individual

Gold: Margaret Abbott (USA)
Silver: Pauline Whittier (USA)
Bronze: Daria Pratt (USA)

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Winners of Olympic medals for golf in 1904

Men’s Individual

Gold: George Lyon (Canada)
Silver: Chandler Egan (USA)
Bronze: Burt McKinnie (USA) and Francis Newton (USA)

Men’s Team

Gold: USA (Robert Hunter, Chandler Egan, Kenneth Edwards, Clement Smoot, Walter Egan, Daniel Sawyer, Edward Cummins, Mason Phelps, Nathaniel Moore, Warren Wood)
Silver: USA (Albert Lambert, Stuart Stickney, Burt McKinnie, William Stickney, Ralph McKittrick, Frederick Semple, Francis Newton, Henry Potter, John Cady, John Maxwell)
Bronze: USA (Douglass Cadwallader, Allan Lard, Jesse Carleton, Simeon Price, Harold Weber, John Rahm, Arthur Hussey, Orus Jones, Harold Fraser, George Oliver)

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Winners of Olympic medals for golf in 2016

Men’s Individual

Gold: Justin Rose (Great Britain)
Silver: Henrik Stenson (Sweden)
Bronze: Matt Kuchar (USA)

Women’s Individual

Gold: Inbee Park (South Korea)
Silver: Lydia Ko (New Zealand)
Bronze: Shanshan Feng (China)

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Winners of Olympic medals for golf in 2021

Men’s Individual

Gold: Xander Schauffele (USA)
Silver: Rory Sabbatini (Slovakia)
Bronze: CT Pan (Chinese Taipei)

Women’s Individual

Gold: Nelly Korda (USA)
Silver: Mone Inami (Japan)
Bronze: Lydia Ko (New Zealand)

Winners of Olympic medals for golf in 2024

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Men’s Individual

Gold: TBC
Silver: TBC
Bronze: TBC

Women’s Individual

Gold: TBC
Silver: TBC
Bronze: TBC

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