Olympics 2016May 16, 2016

Projected Olympic Golf Fields

Golf returns to the Olympics this August, and the field for both the men's (Aug. 11-14) and women's (Aug. 18-21) tournaments are already taking shape. Contestants will be determined by the Olympic Rankings, which are based off the world rankings. Qualifying, which concludes July 11, adheres to a few important guidelines.

  1. No more than four players in the top 15 from any one country can qualify.
  2. After the top 15, a maximum of two players can qualify per country.
  3. Host country Brazil is guaranteed a spot.
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It's also interesting to note that the cut off for qualifying comes before this year's British Open and PGA Championship. In any event, here are the golfers who would earn the right to go to Rio if qualifying ended now.

UPDATED: May 16

Men's Projected Field:

1 Jason Day AUS

2 Jordan Spieth USA

3 Rory McIlroy IRL

4 Bubba Watson USA

5 Rickie Fowler USA

6 Henrik Stenson SWE

7 Dustin Johnson USA

8 Danny Willett GBR

9 Justin Rose GBR

10 Branden Grace RSA

11 Hideki Matsuyama JPN

12 Sergio Garcia ESP

13 Byeong Hun An KOR

14 Rafa Cabrera Bello ESP

15 Shane Lowry IRL

16 Danny Lee NZL

17 Soren Kjeldsen DEN

18 Emiliano Grillo ARG

19 K. Aphibarnrat THA

20 K.T. Kim KOR

21 Bernd Wiesberger AUT

22 David Lingmerth SWE

23 Thongchai Jaidee THA

24 Anirban Lahiri IND

25 Victor Dubuisson FRA

26 Jaco Van Zyl RSA

27 Fabian Gomez ARG

28 Thomas Pieters BEL

29 Martin Kaymer GER

30 Joost Luiten NED

31 Marcus Fraser AUS

32 Thorbjorn Olesen DEN

33 Francesco Molinari ITA

34 Yuta Ikeda JPN

35 Ricardo Gouveia POR

36 Alexander Levy FRA

37 Miguel Tabuena PHI

38 Alex Cejka GER

39 Graham DeLaet CAN

40 David Hearn CAN

41 Hao Tong Li CHN

42 SSP Chawrasia IND

43 Fabrizio Zanotti PAR

44 Ryan Fox NZL

45 WC Liang CHN

46 Mikko Ilonen FIN

47 Danny Chia MAS

48 Jhonattan Vegas VEN

49 Brendon de Jonge ZIM

50 Camilo Villegas COL

51 Nicolas Colsaerts BEL

52 Angelo Que PHI

53 Adilson da Silva BRA

54 Siddikur Rahman BAN

55 Roope Kakko FIN

56 Felipe Aguilar CHI

57 Rodolfo Cazaubon MEX

58 Cheng Tsung Pan TPE

59 Wen-Tang Lin TPE

60 Gavin Kyle Green MAS

Women's Projected Field:

1 Lydia Ko NZL

2 Inbee Park KOR

3 Lexi Thompson USA

4 Stacy Lewis USA

5 Brooke Henderson CAN

6 Amy Yang KOR

7 Sei Young Kim KOR

8 In Gee Chun KOR

9 Shanshan Feng CHN

10 Minjee Lee AUS

11 Suzann Pettersen NOR

12 Anna Nordqvist SWE

13 Ariya Jutanugarn THA

14 Harukyo Nomura JPN

15 Teresa Lu TPE

16 Charley Hull GBR

17 Pornanong Phatlum THA

18 Lee-Anne Pace RSA

19 Candie Kung TPE

20 Shiho Oyama JPN

21 Carlota Ciganda ESP

22 Karrie Webb AUS

23 Azahara Munoz ESP

24 Xiyu Lin CHN

25 Karine Icher FRA

26 Sandra Gal GER

27 Caroline Masson GER

28 Catriona Matthew GBR

29 Pernilla Lindberg SWE

30 Nicole Larsen DEN

31 Julieta Granada PAR

32 Mariajo Uribe COL

33 Paula Reto RSA

34 Gwladys Nocera FRA

35 N. Koerstz Madsen DEN

36 Alena Sharp CAN

37 Christel Boeljon NED

38 Marianne Skarpnord NOR

39 Gaby Lopez MEX

40 Kelly Tan MAS

41 Ursula Wikstrom FIN

42 Laetitia Beck ISR

43 Klara Spilkova CZE

44 Noora Tamminen FIN

45 Maria Verchenova RUS

46 Giulia Sergas ITA

47 Christine Wolf AUT

48 Leona Maguire IRL

49 Anne Van Dam NED

50 Diana Luna ITA

51 Fabienne In-Albon SUI

52 Stephanie Meadow IRL

53 Chloe Leurquin BEL

54 Alejandra Llaneza MEX

55 Michelle Koh MAS

56 Liv Cheng NZL

57 Aditi Ashok IND

58 Victoria Lovelady BRA

59 Miriam Nagl BRA

60 Albane Valenzuela SUI


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