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Golf at the Summer Olympics

 

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Games: 3 games in 3 countries
Events: 3

Participants: 218 (148 men and 70 women) from 42 countries
Youngest Participant: CAN Albert E. Austin (15 years, 322 days), 1904 Summer Games
Oldest Participant: USA Clarence Angier (50 years, 281 days), 1904 Summer Games
Top Athlete Medalist(s): 3 athletes with 2 medals
Top Country Medalist(s): USA United States (11 medals)

Golf was featured in the Summer Olympic Games official programme in 1900 and 1904. At the IOC session in Copenhagen in October 2009, the IOC decided to reinstate this event for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

As of the 2016 Olympics, qualification is based primarily upon the Official World Golf Ranking (Men) and Women's World Golf Rankings, with the top fifteen of each gender automatically qualifying (with a limit of four per country), and then the highest ranked players from countries that had not yet already qualified two players.

Events

1900
  • Men's individual
  • Women's individual
1904
  • Men's individual
  • Men's team
2016
  • Men's individual
  • Women's individual
2020
  • Men's individual
  • Women's individual
A men's individual tournament was planned for the 1908 London Games, but an internal dispute amongst British golfers lead to them boycotting the event, leaving 1904 gold medallist George Lyon as the only competitor.[8] Offered the gold medal by default, Lyon refused to accept it.
for all the information and results per Olympic Game visit the links
1900 Summer Olympics - The Results (Golf)
1904 Summer Olympics - The Results (Golf)
2016 Summer Olympics - The Results (Golf - Qualification)
2016 Summer Olympics - The Results (Golf)

Medal table

Total

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 3 5 11
2  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 1 3
3  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
 South Korea (KOR) 1 0 0 1
5  New Zealand (NZL) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
7  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
Totals (7 nations) 6 6 7 19

Medal summary

Men's individual

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Paris  Charles Sands (USA)  Walter Rutherford (GBR)  David Robertson (GBR)
1904 St. Louis  George Lyon (CAN)  Chandler Egan (USA)  Burt McKinnie (USA)
 Francis Newton (USA)
1908–2012 not included in the Olympic program
2016 Rio  Justin Rose (GBR)  Henrik Stenson (SWE)  Matt Kuchar (USA)

Women's individual

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Paris  Margaret Abbott (USA)  Pauline Whittier (USA)  Daria Pratt (USA)
1904–2012 not included in the Olympic program
2016 Rio  Inbee Park (KOR)  Lydia Ko (NZL)  Shanshan Feng (CHN)

Men's team

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1904 St. Louis  United States (USA)
Robert Hunter
Chandler Egan
Kenneth Edwards
Clement Smoot
Walter Egan
Daniel Sawyer
Edward Cummins
Mason Phelps
Nathaniel Moore
Warren Wood
 United States (USA)
Albert Lambert
Stuart Stickney
Burt McKinnie
William Stickney
Ralph McKittrick
Frederick Semple
Francis Newton
Henry Potter
John Cady
John Maxwell
 United States (USA)
Douglass Cadwallader
Allan Lard
Jesse Carleton
Simeon Price
Harold Weber
John Rahm
Arthur Hussey
Orus Jones
Harold Fraser
George Oliver

Participating nations

22 golfers competed in 1900. The 1904 tournament featured 77 golfers. Albert Lambert was the only golfer who competed both times; a total of 93 different golfers competed throughout the brief history of Olympic golf before it was brought back in 2016.

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
 Argentina (ARG)                                                       2   1
 Australia (AUS)                                                       4   1
 Austria (AUT)                                                       2   1
 Bangladesh (BAN)                                                       1   1
 Belgium (BEL)                                                       3   1
 Brazil (BRA)                                                       3   1
 Canada (CAN)     3                                                 4   2
 Chile (CHI)                                                       1   1
 China (CHN)                                                       4   1
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)                                                       4   1
 Colombia (COL)                                                       1   1
 Czech Republic (CZE)                                                       1   1
 Denmark (DEN)                                                       4   1
 Finland (FIN)                                                       4   1
 France (FRA)   9                                                   4   2
 Germany (GER)                                                       4   1
 Great Britain (GBR)   4                                                   4   2
 Greece (GRE)   1                                                       1
 Hong Kong (HKG)                                                       1   1
 Ireland (IRL)                                                       4   1
 Israel (ISR)                                                       1   1
 Italy (ITA)                                                       4   1
 India (IND)                                                       3   1
 Japan (JPN)                                                       4   1
 Malaya (MAL)                                                       4   1
 Mexico (MEX)                                                       3   1
 Morocco (MAR)                                                       1   1
 Netherlands (NED)                                                       1   1
 New Zealand (NZL)                                                       3   1
 Norway (NOR)                                                       3   1
 Paraguay (PAR)                                                       2   1
 Philippines (PHI)                                                       1   1
 Portugal (POR)                                                       2   1
 Russia (RUS)                                                       1   1
 South Africa (RSA)                                                       4   1
 South Korea (KOR)                                                       6   1
 Spain (ESP)                                                       4   1
 Sweden (SWE)                                                       4   1
 Switzerland (SUI)                                                       2   1
 Thailand (THA)                                                       4   1
 United States (USA)   8 74                                                 7   3
 Venezuela (VEN)                                                       1   1
 
Nations   4 2                                                 41   42
Athletes   22 77                                                 120   213
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20  

In one or more Games, athletes who won at least 1 medal, competing in Golf, male athletes

Rk Athlete Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Chandler Egan United States 1904 1904 1 1 0 2
2 Burt McKinnie United States 1904 1904 0 1 1 2
3 Frank Newton United States 1904 1904 0 1 1 2
4 Matt Kuchar United States 2016 2016 0 0 1 1
5 Justin Rose Great Britain 2016 2016 1 0 0 1
6 Henrik Stenson Sweden 2016 2016 0 1 0 1
7 Doug Cadwallader United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
8 John Cady United States 1904 1904 0 1 0 1
9 Lee Carleton United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
10 Ned Cummins United States 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
11 Ken Edwards United States 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
12 Walter Egan United States 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
13 Harry Fraser United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
14 Bob Hunter United States 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
15 Art Hussey United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
16 Orus Jones United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
17 Al Lambert United States 1904 1904 0 1 0 1
18 Allan Lard United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
19 George Lyon Canada 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
20 John Maxwell United States 1904 1904 0 1 0 1
21 Ralph McKittrick United States 1904 1904 0 1 0 1
22 Nat Moore United States 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
23 George Oliver United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
24 Mason Phelps United States 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
25 Harry Potter United States 1904 1904 0 1 0 1
26 Sim Price United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
27 John Rahm United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
28 Ned Sawyer United States 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
29 Fred Semple United States 1904 1904 0 1 0 1
30 Clement Smoot United States 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
31 Art Stickney United States 1904 1904 0 1 0 1
32 Stu Stickney United States 1904 1904 0 1 0 1
33 Harry Weber United States 1904 1904 0 0 1 1
34 Warren Wood United States 1904 1904 1 0 0 1
35 David Robertson Great Britain 1900 1900 0 0 1 1
36 Walter Rutherford Great Britain 1900 1900 0 1 0 1
37 Charles Sands United States 1900 1900 1 0 0 1

In one or more Games, athletes who won at least 1 medal, competing in Golf, female athletes

Rk Athlete Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Feng Shanshan China 2016 2016 0 0 1 1
2 Lydia Ko New Zealand 2016 2016 0 1 0 1
3 Park In-Bee South Korea 2016 2016 1 0 0 1
4 Margaret Abbott United States 1900 1900 1 0 0 1
5 Abbie Pratt United States 1900 1900 0 0 1 1
6 Polly Whittier United States 1900 1900 0 1 0 1

 

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