Almost half the field could be considered women's golf outsiders at the Rio Olympics, including these six longshots who all go off outside 1000/1
Unlike favourite Lydia Ko, who goes off at just 3/1, there is almosty half the field who could be considered women’s golf outsiders at the Rio Olympics.
Way down the pack past the women’s golf gold favourites are six ladies going off at 1000/1 or longer, but could any of them do the unthinkable and come home with a medal?
We take a closer look to find out…
Fabienne In-Albon – 1500/1
The 29-year-old Swiss is the biggest of the women’s golf outsiders, going off at 1500/1. She turned professional in 2012 and finished 5th on the LET Access Series Order of Merit in 2013 to gain her Ladies European Tour card. On the LET, her best finish has been a 2nd at the Indian Open.
Her current world ranking is 448.
Victoria Lovelady – 1000/1
Playing on home soil, the 29-year-old Brazilian has played a handful of events of the Ladies European Tour since 2014, mostly competing on the LET Access Series, where she has had a 3rd place finish at the Boras Ladies Open and a T3 at the Azores Ladies Open.
Her current world ranking is 478.
Michelle Koh – 1000/1
Malaysian 25-year-old Michelle Koh has history winning medals, after winning a team bronze at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games. Her biggest professional win is the 2015 CTBC Shanghai Ladies Classic on the China LPGA Tour
Her current world ranking is 476.
Chloe Leurquin – 1000/1
This Belgian 26-year-old came T70 at this year’s Women’s British Open, and racked up a win at the Mineks Ladies Classic on the LET Access Series in 2013.
Her current world ranking is 407.
Tiffany Chan – 1000/1
The 22-year-old from Hong Kong is one of the amateurs in the field. She attended Daytona State College where she was two-time NJCAA champion. In 2016 she had a career defining win at the Hong Kong Ladies Open on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour.
Her current world ranking is 433.
Maha Haddioui – 1000/1
The Moroccan 28-year-old turned pro in 2011 and made nine appearances in LET events in 2015, making five cuts. She had to return to Tour School where she finished T11th, earning her full playing rights for the 2016 season. Her best finish to date is a T20th at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France in 2013.
Her current world ranking is 547.