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.
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.
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.
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