The Olympics are here and the golf event is getting a lot of attention! Here’s a guide to help the beginners understand it:
A blog talking about Golf’s place in the Olympics, best players to watch out for, and how you can get involved.
The Rio Olympics are just around the corner and golf is back in the games after 112 years. Golf was last seen in 1904 when Canadian George Lyon took home the gold medal and US player Chandler Egan won the silver. Since then, golf has been missing from the Olympics. But, this year it is back! The sport will be making its much awaited return at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 11th 2016.
Here’s a few things that you need to know about Golf at Rio 2016:
1. The top 60 players of each gender are eligible for participation based on their world rankings as of July 11th 2016. For more details on eligibility, please visit http://www.rio2016.com/en/golf-participation-criteria
2. There will be individual tournaments for both men and women and no team events this time around (unlike the 1904 Summer Olympics).
3. The tournament format will be 72 holes stroke play
The Olympics is here and the golf event is getting a lot of attention! Here’s a guide to help the beginners understand it:
1. Why is golf being played in the Olympics?
Golf has not been included in the Olympics since 1904 when only one competitor had shown up. Since then golf has become an international game with millions of players worldwide. It was decided that including golf in the Olympics would be beneficial to promote the sport globally, especially in countries where interest in golf has been lagging. Golf’s inclusion into the Olympics will make it easier for countries to invest money into their golf programs if they have a chance at winning medals.
2. Who are some players to watch out for?
The rankings of players participating in this years’ Olympics is as follows:
Masters champion Danny Willet has replaced Rory McIlroy on top of the world rankings after his victory at Augusta National last month, while Jason Day moves up to second and Dustin Johnson drops to third. Henrik Stenson, who finished tied for third at Augusta, stays fourth with North Ireland’s Rory McIlroy dropping two spots to fifth. Bubba Watson’s sixth place remains unchanged but Australian Adam Scott replaces Branden Grace in seventh after his tie
The Olympic Games are here and the golf event is getting a lot of attention! Here’s a guide to help the beginners understand it:
The Olympics is an international sporting event that takes place once every four years. Every two years, the winter Olympics and the summer Olympics alternate. For 2016, it’s the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
The game of golf was first introduced in 1900 at the Paris Olympic Games. However, it was dropped after 1904 due to its unpopularity. The game was reintroduced in 2016 in Rio de Janiero as a part of the Summer Olympic Games. It was approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2009. Golf is one among several sports that are being reintroduced to the Olympic program after a long hiatus from the games.
Golf hasn’t been a part of the Olympics for more than 100 years, but that hasn’t stopped some of today’s best players from wanting to represent their country on golf’s grandest stage.
From Australia to USA, all countries have their own teams competing in different sports at this year’s Rio games.
The Olympics are here and the golf event is getting a lot of attention! Here’s a guide to help the beginners understand it!
Golf can be a confusing sport for those who don’t follow it much. It has its own set of rules, and jargon that newcomers aren’t familiar with. The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will see the return of golf as an Olympic sport after 112 years. As it’s now an Olympic sport, there are bound to be new fans who will try and jump on the bandwagon. So we’ve got you covered with this guide to understanding what golf is about.
What you must know about Golf
The game is played on a course, where each hole has a teeing ground from which the ball is struck, and a putting green where the ball is holed by sinking it into the cup. The aim of the game? Get from one hole to another in as few strokes as possible. Each player gets a score card, at the end of play, which determines their overall score for that round.
The biggest tournament in men’s golf is The Masters Tournament, held every year at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia (USA). The Masters was started by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts on March 22,
Golf is back in the Olympics! After a 112 year hiatus, the sport will have its Olympic debut this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With golf’s inclusion into the Olympics, it’s time to get you up to speed on the greatest sporting event in the world.
Golf at the 2016 Summer Olympics will be played at a new course designed specifically for the Olympics by Gil Hanse. It is located in the Barra region of Rio de Janeiro and will play as a par 71 over 7,128 yards. The Olympic Golf Course will feature just two par 5s, which are typically birdie holes for players, so scoring may not be as low as one might expect.
With golf making its return, there are 56 players who will compete for gold this summer in Rio. Each country can send a maximum of four players provided they are in the top 15 of the world rankings; otherwise countries can send two players provided they’re in the top 50.
At the top of that list is none other than Jordan Spieth. Currently ranked No. 2 in the world behind Jason Day, Spieth won back-to-back majors last year and was only three shots off winning all four majors. In addition to being one of
Golf is back into the Olympics. Not since 1904 has Golf been played in the Olympics, but now, for the first time after 112 years, Golf is back. It’s a big deal because Golf is an expensive sport and most people don’t have access to it. So when it comes to light at such a grand stage as the Olympics, it’s a big deal.
I’ve never played golf and I don’t know much about it either. It seems like a nice hobby that rich people take up. The game of golf takes place in a green field with several holes (on the ground) and there are different types of clubs you use to hit the ball into those holes. I hope I got that right?
There are four events, two individual and two team events, which are Men’s and Women’s respectively in both categories. The qualifying golfers were decided on the basis of their world rankings as of 11th July, 2016. India has sent five players for each category for a total of 10 players to Rio de Janeiro this time.
The game of golf is taking the world by storm! It’s the first time it’s been included in the Olympics after 112 years and we couldn’t be more excited (and nervous!) about it. Here is a primer for you to understand what’s happening over the next few days.
What are the Olympics?
The Olympics is an international sporting event, held once every four years, that has participants from over 200 countries.
Golf was last played in the Olympics in 1904, and this year it will see a return. A total of 60 players – 30 men and 30 women – will compete for a gold medal at Rio de Janeiro’s Gil Hanse-designed Olympic Golf Course. The male and female winners will each be awarded an Olympic gold medal and diploma. The silver medalist, two bronze medalists and all other players who rank below fourth place will receive a diploma.
How to Qualify?
The International Golf Federation has awarded qualification spots based on Official World Golf Ranking as of July 11, 2016. In order to qualify for the Games, each competing country must have two athletes (or one if they are ranked among top 15), with a maximum of four per country. If a country has more than three athletes