At the Tokyo Olympics, as part of the individual men's golf competition scheduled from 29 July to 1 August at Kasumigaseki Country Club, there will not be the three main protagonists of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games. 'gold) to the Swedish Henrik Stenson (silver), up to the American Matt Kuchar (bronze).
The three players who made it to the podium in Brazil did not qualify for Tokyo 2020. After those of Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott, the Spaniard Sergio Garcia and the British Tyrrell Hatton and Matthew Fitzpatrick, among others, have decided to desert the Olympics.
Guido Migliozzi and Francesco Molinari bring Italy to the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2021. The Vicenza and Piedmontese, returning respectively from 4 / o and 13 / o place at the US Open, are the two golf blues - in the men's field - who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics whose individual competition will be played from 29 July.
on August 1st at Kasumigaseki Country Club. For both it will be the first time at the Olympics. Chicco Molinari took off his pass to play the Olympics also in 2016, only to give up due to the Zika virus. Guido Migliozzi and Francesco Molinari The women's qualifiers will close on Monday 28 June with the participants in the Tokyo Games which will be announced by the International Golf Federation on Tuesday 29.
Migliozzi, 24 years old from Veneto, is the new star of blue golf. For him two successes (Magical Kenya Open and Belgian Knockout) as a "rookie" on the European Tour in 2019. This year the explosion with three second places (Qatar Masters, British Masters and Made in HimmerLand) on the maximum continental circuit before the 4 / o show place at the US Open, at his debut in a Major, which allowed him to enter the world Top 100 passing from 103rd to 72nd position (best Italian).
He needs no introduction, Chicco Molinari. From Turin, in 2018 he won all over the world and made history by establishing himself as the first blue golfer to win a Major (the Open Championship). In the same year he was the absolute driver of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup 2018 in Paris, becoming the first player of the Old Continent to win 5 matches out of 5 and giving the point of victory to the expedition led by the Danish Thomas Bjorn.
His last exploit dates back to March 2019 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational (PGA Tour). A month after the disappointment that was hardest to digest, the one that arrived at The Masters, which was then won by Tiger Woods. Then the difficulties and now Molinari dreams of redemption in Tokyo at the Olympics Games.