Olympics 2016May 16, 2016

Projected Olympic Golf Fields

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 02: Aerial view of the golf course in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood with six months to go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on February 2, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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UPDATED: June 6

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 Dustin Johnson USA

7 Henrik Stenson SWE

8 Danny Willett GBR

9 Justin Rose GBR

10 Branden Grace RSA

11 Sergio Garcia ESP

12 H. Matsuyama JPN

13 Byeong Hun An KOR

14 R Cabrera Bello ESP

15 K.T. Kim KOR

16 Shane Lowry IRL

17 Danny Lee NZL

18 Soren Kjeldsen DEN

19 Emiliano Grillo ARG

20 B. Wiesberger AUT

21 K. Aphibarnrat THA

22 David Lingmerth SWE

23 T. Jaidee THA

24 Martin Kaymer GER

25 Jaco Van Zyl RSA

26 Anirban Lahiri IND

27 Thomas Pieters BEL

28 Fabian Gomez ARG

29 Joost Luiten NED

30 Victor Dubuisson FRA

31 T. Olesen DEN

32 Marcus Fraser AUS

33 F. Molinari ITA

34 Yuta Ikeda JPN

35 Alexander Levy FRA

36 Ricardo Gouveia POR

37 Miguel Tabuena PHI

38 David Hearn CAN

39 Hao Tong Li CHN

40 Alex Cejka GER

41 Graham DeLaet CAN

42 Fabrizio Zanotti PAR

43 Nicolas Colsaerts BEL

44 SSP Chawrasia IND

45 WC Liang CHN

46 Ryan Fox NZL

47 Danny Chia MAS

48 Jhonattan Vegas VEN

49 Mikko Ilonen FIN

50 Camilo Villegas COL

51 Adilson da Silva BRA

52 Angelo Que PHI

53 B. de Jonge ZIM

54 Felipe Aguilar CHI

55 Roope Kakko FIN

56 Siddikur Rahman BAN

57 C. Tsung Pan TPE

58 R. Cazaubon MEX

59 Gavin Kyle Green MAS

60 Wen-Tang Lin TPE

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Women's Projected Field:

1 Lydia Ko NZL

2 Inbee Park KOR

3 Lexi Thompson USA

4 B. Henderson CAN

5 Sei Young Kim KOR

6 Stacy Lewis USA

7 In Gee Chun KOR

8 Ha-Na Jang KOR

9 Ariya Jutanugarn THA

10 Shanshan Feng CHN

11 Minjee Lee AUS

12 Gerina Piller USA

13 Suzann Pettersen NOR

14 Anna Nordqvist SWE

15 Harukyo Nomura JPN

16 Teresa Lu TPE

17 Charley Hull GBR

18 P. Phatlum THA

19 Lee-Anne Pace RSA

20 Candie Kung TPE

21 Mika Miyazato JPN

22 Azahara Munoz ESP

23 Carlota Ciganda ESP

24 Karrie Webb AUS

25 Xiyu Lin CHN

26 Karine Icher FRA

27 Sandra Gal GER

28 Caroline Masson GER

29 C Matthew GBR

30 N. Broch Larsen DEN

31 Pernilla Lindberg SWE

32 Mariajo Uribe COL

33 Julieta Granada PAR

34 Paula Reto RSA

35 Gwladys Nocera FRA

36 N. Madsen DEN

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37 Alena Sharp CAN

38 Christel Boeljon NED

39 M Skarpnord NOR

40 Gaby Lopez MEX

41 Kelly Tan MAS

42 Laetitia Beck ISR

43 Ursula Wikstrom FIN

44 Klara Spilkova CZE

45 Noora Tamminen FIN

46 Christine Wolf AUT

47 M. Verchenova RUS

48 Giulia Sergas ITA

49 Giulia Molinaro ITA

50 Leona Maguire IRL

51 Anne Van Dam NED

52 A. Llaneza MEX

53 F. In-Albon SUI

54 Chloe Leurquin BEL

55 Michelle Koh MAS

56 Liv Cheng NZL

57 Aditi Ashok IND

58 S. Meadow IRL

59 Miriam Nagl BRA

60 Victoria Lovelady BRA


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