2016 Rio Olympic Games Golf Women’s Field includes 60 golfers representing 34 nations

2016 Rio Olympic Games Golf Women’s Field

The women’s Olympic tournament has been embraced as a huge opportunity for the game, hence only one golfer pulling out.

That was Lee-Anne Pace who, with a heavy heart, announced she wouldn’t be competing in Rio due to Zika virus concerns.

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With prize money and exposure in the women’s game dwarfed by that of the men’s, this is a real chance for golf’s most talented female golfers to shine with the whole world watching.

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South Korea dominate, with a four players going for gold, whilst USA are the only other team with more than two competitors.

GB’s duo includes Woburn’s Solheim Cup star Charley Hull and 2009 Women’s British Open champion Catriona Matthew, who will be the only Scottish golfer in Rio.

World number one Lydia Ko headlines the field, which includes all of the world’s top nine in the Rolex Rankings. World number 10 Ha Na Yang misses out because South Korea have a maximum of four players.

2016 Rio Olympic Games Golf women's Field

World number one Lydia Ko, 19, who’s won 14 times on the LPGA Tour including two majors. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Here is the full women’s Olympic field:

GB – Charley Hull, Catriona Matthew

New Zealand – Lydia Ko

South Korea – Inbee Park, Sei Young Kim, Amy Yang, In Gee Chun

USA – Lexi Thompson, Stacey Lewis, Gerina Piller

Canada – Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp

Thailand – Ariya Jutanugarn, Pornanong Phatlum

Sweden – Anna Nordqvist, Pernilla Lindberg

China – Shashan Feng, Xiyu Lin

Australia – Minjee Lee, Su-Hyun Oh

Norway – Suzann Pettersen, Marianne Skarpnord

Japan – Harukyo Nomura, Shiho Oyama

Chinese Taipei – Teresa Lu, Candie Kung

Spain – Carlota Ciganda, Azahara Munoz

Germany – Sandra Gal, Caroline Masson

France – Karine Icher, Gwladys Nocera

Denmark – Nicole Broch Larsen, Nanna Koerstz Madsen

Mexico – Gaby Lopez

Colombia – Mariajo Uribe

South Africa – Paula Reto, Ashleigh Simon

Paraguay – Julieta Granada

Malaysia – Kelly Tan

Israel – Laetitia Beck

Italy – Giulia Molinaro, Giula Sergas

Finland – Ursula Wilkstrom, Noora Tamminen

Czech Republic – Klara Spilkova

Austria – Christine Wolf

Russia – Maria Verchenova

Ireland – Leona Maguire (a), Stephanie Meadow

Switzerland – Albane Valenzuela, Fabienne In-Albon

Hong Kong – Tiffany Chan

Malaysia – Michelle Koh

India – Aditi Ashok

Brazil – Miriam Nagl, Victoria Lovelady

Morocco –  Maha Haddioui