The field for this year’s Olympic men's golf competition has been announced, with newly crowned U.S. Open Champion Jon Rahm among the players set to tee up at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan from July 29 – August 1.
Rahm, who is making his first appearance in the Olympics, is one of several Major champions competing in Japan, joining Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa.
Morikawa, who captured the 2020 PGA Championship, is one of four players competing from the United States, the most of any nation at this year’s games. “I’m so excited. It’s going to be one of the best things of my life,” said Morikawa after tying for fourth in the U.S.
Open on Sunday. “To think back that I was an amateur two years ago, literally two years ago, and to be on this team and to be heading to Tokyo puts a smile on my face”. The 60-man field also features a number of further European Tour winners, including Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith (Australia), Thomas Pieters (Belgium), Ashun Wu (China), Rasmus Hojgaard and Joachim B.
Hansen (Denmark), Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood (England), Sami Valimaki (Finland), Victor Perez and Antoine Rozner (France), Guido Migliozzi (Italy), Ryan Fox (New Zealand), Garrick Higgo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout (South Africa) and Alex Noren (Sweden).
And one thing that will be guaranteed is a new set of medal winners, as neither 2016 Gold Medal winner Justin Rose, Silver Medallist Henrik Stenson or Bronze Medallist Matt Kuchar made it into the field for this year’s competition.
The replacement list was also determined and has already been utilised after several players have withdrawn: Among the changes, Tommy Fleetwood has replaced Tyrrell Hatton, Christiaan Bezuidenhout has replaced Louis Oosthuizen, and Hurly Long replaced Martin Kaymer.
Olympics Games, Field
list below currently published on Olympic website. The final Olympic Golf Ranking for the men's competition is available for download *here*. The Men's Reallocation Reserve List may be found *here*.
Argentina · Emiliano Grillo Australia · Cameron Smith · Marc Leishman Austria · Matthias Schwab · Sepp Straka Belgium · Thomas Detry · Thomas Pieters Canada · Corey Conners · Mackenzie Hughes Chile · Joaquin Niemann · Mito Pereira China · Carl Yuan · Ashun Wu Colombia · Sebastian Munoz Czech Republic · Ondrej Lieser Denmark · Rasmus Hojgaard · Joachim B Hansen Finland · Kalle Samooja · Sami Valimaki France · Victor Perez · Antoine Rozner Germany · Maximilian Kieffer · Hurly Long Great Britain · Paul Casey · Tommy Fleetwood India · Anirban Lahiri Ireland · Rory McIlroy · Shane Lowry Italy · Guido Migliozzi · Francesco Molinari Japan · Hideki Matsuyama South Korea · Sungjae Im · Si Woo Kim Malaysia · Gavin Green Mexico · Abraham Ancer · Carlos Ortiz Norway · Viktor Hovland · Kristian K Johannessen New Zealand · Ryan Fox Paraguay · Fabrizio Zanotti Philippines · Juvic Pagunsan Poland · Adrian Meronk - yes Puerto Rico · Rafael Campos Slovakia · Rory Sabbatini South Africa · Garrick Higgo · Christiaan Bezuidenhout Spain · Jon Rahm · Rafa Cabrera Bello Sweden · Alex Noren · Henrik Norlander Taiwan · C.T.
Pan Thailand · Jazz Janewattananond · Gunn Charoenkul United States · Justin Thomas · Collin Morikawa · Xander Schauffele · Bryson DeChambeau Venezuela · Jhonattan Vegas Zimbabwe · Scott Vincent