Monday, 08 February 2016
Olympic Course  (European Tour)
Olympic Course (European Tour)

This summer European Tour players will have the chance to compete in the Olympics for the first time as golf returns after a 108 year absence. The event will be played over 72 holes of stroke play on the newly designed course at the Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca.

We take a look at how the players will qualify for this summer’s event:

- The Men’s Competition will comprise of 60 athletes, 59 of which will qualify through the Olympic Golf Rankings (OGR) and 1 from the host country of Brazil.

- The International Golf Federation (IGF) will base the OGR on the official world golf rankings.

 - Each country is allowed a maximum of four athletes per event if they have four players within the top 15 of the OGR. If this is not the case then a maximum of two athletes are allowed.

- The Olympic qualification period began on the 14th July 2014 and will end on Monday the 11th July 2016, the day after the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

- Qualification Timeline:

Date        Milestone
14th July 2014 - 16th July 2016       Qualification period to earn OGR points
11th July 2016       End of OGR qualification period
12th July 2016       OGR published and quota places established
14th July 2016       National Olympic Committee to confirm quota places
15th July 2016       IGF to reallocate all unused quota places
18th July 2016       Rio 2016 sport entries deadline
10th August 2016       End of reallocation for the Men's Competition

For a detailed breakdown of the qualification criteria please click here

For up to date rankings and qualification criteria please click here

For the latest reserve list please click here

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