We profile five rank outsiders for a golf gold medal in Rio. But then this is the year that 5,000-1 Leicester City won the Premier League...

Tipster Tom has run his eye over the favourites for golfing gold in Rio. But who are the outsiders for a golf gold in Rio?

These men will have received their tee times. They will have checked the Rio golf weather forecast for the week, and they will head for the 1st tee on Thursday with their dreams intact. Can one of them pull off a sensational upset?

Credit: Getty Images outsiders for a golf gold in Rio

Danny Chia. Credit: Getty Images

Dnnny Chia (Malaysia)

Age: 43

Career highs: Has won twice on the Asian Tour – in 2002 and 2015. His 2002 Taiwan Open title made him the first Malaysian to win on the Asian Tour.

Form: Won the PGM Bukit Jawi Championship on the Asian Development Tour in May.

Official World Golf Ranking: 242

Best OWGR: 210

Odds for gold: 400-1

Siddikur Rahman Credit: Getty Images

Siddikur Rahman Credit: Getty Images

Siddikur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Age: 31

Career highs: The first Bangladeshi to qualify for the Olympic Games, as all other Bangladeshis who had taken part were as wild-card selections, designed to encourage participation for all countries.

Form: Won the Mauritius Open in May.

Official World Golf Ranking: 316

Best OWGR: 117

Odds for gold: 400-1

Rudolfo Cazaubon Credit: PGA Tour

Rudolfo Cazaubon Credit: PGA Tour

Rudolfo Cazaubon (Mexico)

Age: 27

Career highs: Won three times on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica tour last year and won its Order of Merit.

Form: Missed the cut in four of his last five Web.com tour outings

Official World Golf Ranking: 381

Best OWGR: 261

Odds for gold: 400-1

SSP Chowrasia Credit: Getty Images

SSP Chowrasia Credit: Getty Images

SSP Chowrasia (India)

Age: 38

Career highs: Has won three times on the European Tour, all of his victories coming in India – Indian Masters in 2008, Avantha Masters in 2011 and this year’s Indian Open.

Form: In his seven European Tour events since wining the Indian Open he has missed four cuts and has a best finish of T27.

Official World Golf Ranking: 221

Best OWGR: 115

Odds for gold: 350-1

Roope Kakko Credit: Getty Images

Roope Kakko Credit: Getty Images

Roope Kakko (Finland)

Age: 34

Career highs: In 2004, became only the third amateur to win on the Challenge Tour, when he won the Finnish Open. Won the Madeira Islands Open last year.

Form: In his last five strokeplay tournaments on European Tour he has missed four cuts

Official World Golf Ranking: 298

Best OWGR: 198

Odds for gold: 350-1