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Olympic Games Golf Standings: Who will feature in Paris?

Only 120 can make it to Paris, but who is currently qualifying to play golf at the Olympic Games…

 

2024 is an Olympic year, and with 60 spots to fill, which golf stars will be playing at the Games in Paris this summer?

Golf returned to the Olympic Games programme in 2016, making its first appearance at the Games for 112 years.

Great Britain’s Justin Rose and South Korea’s Inbee Park were the victors in Rio de Janeiro, with the American pairing of Nelly Korda and Xander Schauffele victorious in the postponed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Le Golf National, the host of the 2018 Ryder Cup and several editions of the Open de France on the DP World Tour, will play host at this year’s Olympic Games.

This year’s events will take place in the first two weeks of August. The men’s event will run from August 1-4, with the women’s event taking place from August 7-10.

Golf is also in the Olympic programme for the next two games, through to 2032, which will see medals given out in Los Angeles and Brisbane.

The Riviera Country Club, home of the Genesis Invitational on the PGA Tour, will host the Olympics in 2028. Royal Queensland will be the host venue four years later.

Justin Rose Olympic Games Golf 2016

How can golfers qualify for the Games?

Only 120 players will feature at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, with 60 golfers in action in each of the men’s and women’s events.

The list of golfers who play in the Olympic games comes through the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) and the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings (WWGR).

The top 15 players ranked in the OWGR and WWGR will be eligible for the Olympic Games, with a maximum of four players representing each country.

From there, the highest ranked golfers will be eligible to play, with a maximum of two players per nation, until 59 spots are filled in both men’s and women’s draws.

The 60th and final place in the Olympic Games golf events is reserved for host nation France.

The closing date for the Olympic Golf Rankings is June 17 for the men, and June 24 for the women – six weeks prior to their respective competitions in Paris.

The Olympic Golf Standings: Who’s in the top 60?

Women’s Standings

Key: Rank / (World Ranking) / Name / (Nation)

1 (1) Nelly Korda (United States)
2 (2) Lilia Vu (Untied States)
3 (3) Celine Boutier (France)
4 (4) Ruoning Yin (China)
5 (5) Jin-Young Ko (Republic of Korea)
6 (6) Rose Zhang (United States)
7 (7) Charley Hull (Great Britain & Northern Ireland)
8 (8) Minjee Lee (Australia)
9 (9) Hannah Green (Australia)
10 (10) Brooke Henderson (Canada)
11 (11) Hyo-Joo Kim (Republic of Korea)
12 (12) Lydia Ko (New Zealand)
13 (13) Xiyu Lin (China)
14 (14) Atthaya Thitikul (Thailand)
15 (15) Megan Khang (United States)
16 (16) Nasa Hataoka (Japan)
17 (17) Maja Stark (Sweden)
18 (23) Patty Tavatanakit (Thailand)
19 (24) Leona Maguire (Ireland)
20 (24) Miyu Yamashita (Japan)
21 (29) Carlota Ciganda (Spain)
22 (30) Linn Grant (Sweden)
23 (32) Georgia Hall (Great Britain & Northern Ireland)
24 (33) Ashleigh Buhai (South Africa)
25 (51) Aditi Ashok (India)
26 (56) Gaby Lopez (Mexico)
27 (60) Esther Henseleit (Germany)
28 (66) Albane Valenzuela (Switzerland)
29 (71) Alexandra Forsterling (Germany)
30 (80) Emily Kristine Pedersen (Denmark)
31 (86) Pei-Yun Chien (Chinese Taipei)
32 (89) Anne van Dam (Netherlands)
33 (92) Perrine Delacour (France)
34 (95) Azahara Munoz (Spain)
35 (110) Stephanie Meadow (Ireland)
36 (115) Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Denmark)
37 (145) Bianca Pagdanganan (Philippines)
38 (150) Diksha Dagar (India)
39 (151) Manon de Roey (Belgium)
40 (162) Celine Borge (Norway)
41 (166) Klara Davidson Spilkova (Czechia)
42 (168) Chia-Yen Wu (Chinese Taipei)
43 (173) Mariajo Uribe (Colombia)
44 (175) Maria Fassi (Mexico)
45 (187) Paula Reto (South Africa)
46 (193) Shannon Tan (Singapore)
47 (195) Chiara Tamburlini (Switzerland)
48 (212) Alessandra Fanali (Italy)
49 (233) Emma Spitz (Austria)
50 (243) Ashley Lau (Malaysia)
51 (258) Sara Kouskova (Czechia)
52 (279) Maddie Szeryk (Canada)
53 (288) Dottie Ardina (Philippines)
54 (290) Dewi Weber (Netherlands)
55 (292) Momoka Kobori (New Zealand)
56 (295) Madelene Stavnar (Norway)
57 (296) Sarah Schober (Austria)
58 (304) Matilda Castren (Finland)
59 (306) Natasha Oon (Malaysia)
60 (311) Daniela Darquea (Ecuador)

Men’s Standings

Key: Rank / (World Ranking) / Name / (Nation)

1 (1) Scottie Scheffler (United States)
2 (2) Xander Schauffele (United States)
3 (3) Rory McIlroy (Ireland)
4 (4) Wyndham Clark (United States)
5 (5) Viktor Hovland (Norway)
6 (6) Ludvig Aberg (Sweden)
7 (7) Jon Rahm (Spain)
8 (8) Patrick Cantlay (United States)
9 (13) Tommy Fleetwood (Great Britain & Northern Ireland)
10 (14) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan)
11 (15) Matt Fitzpatrick (Great Britain & Northern Ireland)
12 (19) Jason Day (Australia)
13 (21) Matthieu Pavon (France)
14 (22) Sepp Straka (Austria)
15 (23) Byeong-Hun An (Republic of Korea)
16 (26) Tom Kim (Republic of Korea)
17 (28) Nick Taylor (Canada)
18 (33) Shane Lowry (Ireland)
19 (38) Min Woo Lee (Australia)
20 (40) Nicolai Hojgaard (Denmark)
21 (41) Stephen Jaeger (Germany)
22 (50) Corey Conners (Canada)
23 (52) Emiliano Grillo (Argentina)
24 (53) Alex Noren (Sweden)
25 (54) Thomas Detry (Belgium)
26 (57) Christiaan Bezuidenhout (South Africa)
27 (63) Ryan Fox (New Zealand)
28 (65) Erik van Rooyen (South Africa)
29 (69) Adrian Meronk (Poland)
30 (78) Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark)
31 (82) Keita Nakajima (Japan)
32 (88) Joaquin Niemann (Chile)
33 (93) Sami Valimaki (Finland)
34 (103) Victor Perez (France)
35 (106) Alejandro Tosti (Argentina)
36 (108) Kevin Yu (Chinese Taipei)
37 (112) David Puig (Spain)
38 (127) Matti Schmid (Germany)
39 (135) Joost Luiten (Netherlands)
40 (139) C.T. Pan (Chinese Taipei)
41 (140) Carl Yuan (China)
42 (158) Camilo Villegas (Colombia)
43 (169) Daniel Hillier (New Zealand)
44 (174) Matteo Manassero (Italy)
45 (178) Adrien Dumont de Chassart (Belgium)
46 (198) Guido Migliozzi (Italy)
47 (200) Shubhankar Sharma (India)
48 (210) Rafael Campos (Puerto Rico)
49 (220) Carlos Ortiz (Mexico)
50 (223) Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand)
51 (227) Gavin Green (Malaysia)
52 (230) Mito Pereira (Chile)
53 (234) Darius van Driel (Netherlands)
54 (248) Gaganjeet Bhullar (India)
55 (267) Phachara Khongwatmai (Thailand)
56 (273) Abraham Ancer (Mexico)
57 (279) Nico Echevarria (Colombia)
58 (295) Fabrizio Zanotti (Paraguay)
59 (314) Dou Zecheng (China)
60 (324) Kris Ventura (Norway)

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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