Men’s Final Olympic Golf Rankings Published

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (June 22, 2021) – The extended three-year qualification process for the men’s golf competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been completed with today’s publication of the Final Olympic Golf Rankings.

With his U.S. Open victory on Sunday, Jon Rahm of Spain became world number one and jumped Justin Thomas of the United States into the No. 1 position of the Olympic Rankings. Americans finished Nos. 2-5 with Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau, respectively. The United States is the only country with more than two qualifiers for the 60-player field, which will compete at Kasumigaseki Country Club from July 29-August 1.

The men’s rankings underline the diversity of the field with 36 countries represented.

The men’s qualification system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games commenced on July 1, 2018 and originally was to have concluded on June 22, 2020, while the women’s was to have run from July 8, 2018 through to June 29, 2020. However, following the postponement of the Olympics to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IGF and International Olympic Committee announced in April 2020 an adjustment to the qualifying system where athletes would accumulate Olympic Ranking points through June 2021.

The top-15 world-ranked players are eligible for the Olympics, with a limit of four players from a given country. Beyond the top-15, players are eligible based on the world rankings, with a maximum of two eligible players from each country that does not already have two or more players among the top-15. The host country is guaranteed a spot, as is each of the five continents of the Olympics.

The women’s rankings will be finalized after this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. The 60-player women’s competition will be held at Kasumigaseki CC August 4-7.

Once the women’s Olympic Golf Rankings are finalized, the International Golf Federation (IGF) will send confirmation of the men’s and women’s quota places to the National Olympic Committees. The NOCs will then confirm use of allocated quota places to the IGF by July 1 and the IGF, in turn, will reallocate all unused quota places before the Tokyo 2020 Sport Entries Deadline on July 5.

The IGF will publish a final entries list of 60 names for both the men’s and women’s events on Tuesday, July 6, which will ratify all the competitors for the respective fields at the Olympic Games.

Click here to view the final Olympic men’s rankings.

MEN’S FINAL RANKING

RANK COUNTRY NAME
1 ESP Jon Rahm
2 USA Justin Thomas
3 USA Collin Morikawa
4 USA Xander Schauffele
5 USA Bryson DeChambeau
6 IRL Rory McIlroy
7 NOR Viktor Hovland
8 JPN Hideki Matsuyama
9 GBR Paul Casey
10 MEX Abraham Ancer
11 KOR Sungjae Im
12 AUS Cameron Smith
13 CHI Joaquin Niemann
14 GBR Tommy Fleetwood
15 CAN Corey Conners
16 FRA Victor Perez
17 RSA Garrick Higgo
18 IRL Shane Lowry
19 AUS Marc Leishman
20 RSA Christiaan Bezuidenhout
21 KOR Si Woo Kim
22 MEX Carlos Ortiz
23 CAN Mackenzie Hughes
24 COL Sebastián Muñoz
25 ITA Guido Migliozzi
26 ARG Emiliano Grillo
27 JPN Rikuya Hoshino
28 FRA Antoine Rozner
29 BEL Thomas Detry
30 SWE Alex Noren
31 BEL Thomas Pieters
32 FIN Kalle Samooja
33 AUT Matthias Schwab
34 DEN Rasmus Hojgaard
35 FIN Sami Valimaki
36 THA Jazz Janewattananond
37 VEN Jhonattan Vegas
38 ITA Francesco Molinari
39 SWE Henrik Norlander
40 ESP Rafa Cabrera Bello
41 CHI Mito Pereira
42 DEN Joachim B Hansen
43 SVK Rory Sabbatini
44 AUT Sepp Straka
45 NZL Ryan Fox
46 TPE C.T. Pan
47 POL Adrian Meronk
48 GER Maximilian Kieffer
49 PHI Juvic Pagunsan
50 CZE Ondrej Lieser
51 ZIM Scott Vincent
52 THA Gunn Charoenkul
53 GER Hurly Long
54 PAR Fabrizio Zanotti
55 PUR Rafael Campos
56 MAS Gavin Kyle Green
57 CHN Carl Yuan
58 NOR Kristian K Johannessen
59 CHN Ashun Wu
60 IND Anirban Lahiri

About the International Golf Federation

The IGF is composed of 151 Member Federations, from 146 countries, representing more than 60 million people who play golf. All national golf federations affiliated to the IGF are being included in the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of their countries. The IGF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the international federation for golf. In addition to the World Amateur Team Championships, the IGF also organizes the golf competitions at the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games.

 

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