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The Olympic Golf Rankings will decide which 120 male and female players will make up the two fields at the 2024 Games in Paris.

So how does the qualification system work? And who has booked their ticket to France? There’s been plenty of controversy, but more on that later…

Olympic Golf Qualification: How does it work?

The Olympic Golf Ranking follows a similar system to the Official World Golf Ranking and Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Players qualify on the following criteria:

  • Top 15 in the OWGR/WWGR are eligible
  • No more than four players can be selected from a given nation
  • 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”

• New format proposed for 2028 Olympic Games

Olympic Golf Rankings: Men’s Field

The conclusion of the US Open was also the cut-off point for players to earn a spot in the Games.

Argentina: Emiliano Grillo, Alejandro Tosti
Australia: Jason Day, Min Woo Lee
Austria: Sepp Straka
Belgium: Thomas Detry, Adrien Dumont De Chassart
Canada: Nick Taylor, Corey Conners
Chile: Joaquin Niemann, Mito Pereira
China: Zecheng Dou, Carl Yuan
Colombia: Camilo Villegas, Nico Echavarria
Denmark: Nicolai Hojgaard, Thorbjorn Olesen
Finland: Sami Valimaki, Tapio Pulkkanen
France: Matthieu Pavon, Victor Perez
Germany: Stephan Jaeger, Matti Schmid
Great Britain: Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Fitzpatrick
India: Shubhankar Sharma, Gaganjeet Bhullar
Ireland: Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry
Italy: Matteo Manassero, Guido Migliozzi
Japan: Hideki Matsuyama, Keita Nakajima
Malaysia: Gavin Green
Mexico: Carlos Ortiz, Abraham Ancer
New Zealand: Ryan Fox, Daniel Hillier
Norway: Viktor Hovland, Kris Ventura
Paraguay: Fabrizio Zanotti
Poland: Adrian Meronk
Puerto Rico: Rafael Campos
Republic of Korea: Tom Kim, Byeong Hun An
South Africa: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Erik van Rooyen
Spain: Jon Rahm, David Puig
Sweden: Ludvig Aberg, Alex Noren
Switzerland: Joel Girrbach
Taiwan: CT Pan, Kevin Yu
Thailand: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Phachara Khongwatmai
United States: Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Wyndham Clark, Collin Morikawa

• Which players have won a medal for golf at the Olympics?

Olympic Golf Rankings: Women’s Field

The women’s qualification period ended following the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Australia: Hannah Green, Minjee Lee
Austria: Emma Spitz, Sarah Schober
Belgium: Manon De Roey
Canada: Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp
China: Ruoning Yin, Xiyu Lin
Columbia: Mariajo Uribe
Czech Republic: Klara Davidson Spilkova, Sara Kouskova
Denmark: Emily Kristine Pedersen, Nanna Koerstz Madsen
Finland: Ursala Wikstrom, Noora Komulainen
France: Celine Boutier, Perrine Delacour
Germany: Esther Henseleit, Alexandra Forsterling
Great Britain: Charley Hull, Georgia Hall
India: Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar
Ireland: Leona Maguire, Stephanie Meadow
Italy: Alessandra Fanali
Japan: Yuka Saso , Miyu Yamashita
Malaysia: Ashley Lau
Mexico: Gaby Lopez , Maria Fassi
Morocco: Ines Laklalech
Netherlands: Anne van Dam
New Zealand: Lydia Ko
Norway: Celine Borge, Madelene Stavnar
Philippines: Bianca Pagdanganan, Dottie Ardina
Singapore: Shannon Tan
Slovenia: Pia Babnik, Ana Belac
Spain: Carlota Ciganda, Azahara Munoz
South Africa: Ashleigh Buhai, Paula Reto
South Korea: Jin Young Ko, Amy Yang, Hyo Joo Kim
Sweden: Maja Stark, Linn Grant
Switzerland: Albane Valenzuela, Morgane Metraux
Taiwan: Peiyun Chien, Wei-Ling Hsu
Thailand: Atthaya Thitikul, Patty Tavatanakit
United States: Nelly Korda, Lilia Vu, Rose Zhang

The golf events at the 2024 Olympics will take place at Le Golf National, the host venue of the 2018 Ryder Cup and the Open de France on the DP World Tour, from August 1-8.

Qualifying Controversy

Where do we even start with this? We’ll try and sum it up briefly…

Three Dutch players – DP World Tour winners Joost Luiten and Darius Driel in the men’s draw, and Dewi Weber from the women’s side – were told they wouldn’t be going as the country’s Olympic committee decided they didn’t have any kind of a chance of winning a medal.

Van Driel was furious, and told bunkered who was to blame for the farce, while Luiten also failed to hide his contempt and then took legal action – which he won! – so he was back in. He even came on The bunkered Podcast to discuss the shenanigans.

But then there was another shocking twist. The International Olympic Committee told Luiten that because they had already been informed he wouldn’t be going, they gave his spot to someone else.

Absolutely farcical.

You can keep up to speed with everything from Paris 2024 on our Olympic Games homepage.

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