Tokyo 2021: the golf comes back on the Olympics



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Tokyo 2021: the golf comes back on the Olympics

In Tokyo there is great anticipation for golf, because five years later - due to postponement due to the pandemic and the postponement of the Games to 2021 - the movement has grown further. And if in Brazil it was a novelty, in Japan it seeks its consecration: on the historic path of the Kasumigaseki Country Club, 120 athletes, 60 men and 60 women will fight each other.

To the point that the first Olympic gold medal in golf, the American Margaret Abbott, competing with her mother Mary Ives, never knew that what she had participated in was an Olympics tournament. Then after a hole over a hundred years old, the green returned to the Games four years ago in Rio, crowning the British Justin Rose and the Korean Park In-bee.

The big names will compete from 29 July to 1 August, while from 4 to 7 August it will be the women's turn. The competition course is one of the oldest in the world: about 45 km from the city center (north-west area) it was inaugurated in 1929, and immediately became one of the most important courses in Japan, the first with 36 holes.

Which will see a great challenge between the big names, despite several absences of weight: like that of Tiger Woods who dreamed of crowning gold an endless career. But the serious car accident compromised the American champion's entire season.

"We have had 90 years to prepare and we can't wait to show off the beauty of this field" the words of Ryoichi Ohno, head of the club that will host the super five-circle challenge. Then there will not be the three main protagonists of Rio.

From the English Justin Rose (gold) to the Swedish Henrik Stenson (silver), up to the American Matt Kuchar (bronze): none of the three qualified. Also absent were Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott, the Spaniard Sergio Garcia and the British Tyrrell Hatton and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Tokyo Olympics it will be the fourth five-circle appearance for men, the third for women, the second in recent times though. Yes, because the first two participations of golf in the Olympics date back to 1900 and 1904, all in black and white, with a women's competition that in the Paris edition was marked by confusion and bad organization.

Ranking, Top 100

1 2 2 [ESP] Jon Rahm 10.0758 493.71 49 -223.54 248.11 49
2 1 1 [USA] Dustin Johnson 9.6887 397.24 41 -223.33 113.76 41
3 4 7 [USA] Collin Morikawa 8.7795 456.53 52 -122.21 298.43 52
4 3 3 [USA] Justin Thomas 7.5925 379.62 50 -198.32 155.95 50
5 5 8 [USA] Xander Schauffele 6.7437 316.96 47 -159.63 152.35 47
6 6 5 [USA] Bryson DeChambeau 6.4209 321.05 50 -151.10 138.38 50
7 8 12 [USA] Brooks Koepka 6.3819 268.04 42 -152.82 196.90 42
8 7 9 [USA] Patrick Cantlay 6.0951 255.99 42 -135.12 142.28 42
9 13 22 [RSA] Louis Oosthuizen 6.0398 277.83 46 -95.19 187.79 46
10 12 28 [USA] Harris English 5.4698 284.43 52 -72.98 188.60 55
11 14 14 [NOR] Viktor Hovland 5.4503 283.42 52 -79.89 168.42 53
12 10 10 [ENG] Tyrrell Hatton 5.4474 261.47 48 -124.87 97.61 48
13 9 11 [USA] Patrick Reed 5.4452 283.15 52 -150.35 140.93 63
14 23 82 [USA] Jordan Spieth 5.3808 269.04 50 -53.06 244.79 50
15 11 4 [NIR] Rory McIlroy 5.3772 268.86 50 -189.35 136.74 50
16 15 6 [USA] Webb Simpson 5.0404 211.70 42 -139.97 63.91 42
17 19 31 [USA] Scottie Scheffler 4.9023 254.92 52 -76.10 170.39 61
18 16 13 [USA] Daniel Berger 4.8616 233.36 48 -86.06 117.06 48
19 17 19 [USA] Tony Finau 4.7970 249.45 52 -119.23 155.32 58
20 18 20 [JPN] Hideki Matsuyama 4.6243 240.46 52 -106.27 134.55 56
21 20 16 [ENG] Matt Fitzpatrick 4.5541 236.82 52 -109.68 110.48 57
22 21 24 [ENG] Paul Casey 4.3794 218.97 50 -106.84 154.47 50
23 22 23 [MEX] Abraham Ancer 4.3180 224.54 52 -90.43 124.56 59
24 24 26 [USA] Jason Kokrak 4.0616 211.20 52 -75.56 118.71 52
25 25 42 [USA] Billy Horschel 3.8945 202.51 52 -73.74 136.16 54
26 26 45 [CHI] Joaquin Niemann 3.6186 188.17 52 -69.56 130.02 59
27 27 18 [KOR] Sungjae Im 3.5630 185.28 52 -106.17 72.56 72
28 28 27 [AUS] Cameron Smith 3.4157 167.37 49 -70.48 71.38 49
29 29 36 [ENG] Lee Westwood 3.3473 174.06 52 -62.09 103.24 52
30 30 59 [USA] Will Zalatoris 3.2485 165.68 51 -34.69 118.55 51
31 31 30 [USA] Ryan Palmer 3.1692 152.12 48 -63.32 80.79 48
32 32 66 [USA] Phil Mickelson 3.1453 150.98 48 -42.14 113.27 48
33 34 154 [USA] Sam Burns 3.0906 154.53 50 -28.25 130.87 50
34 35 17 [ENG] Tommy Fleetwood 3.0839 160.36 52 -115.84 57.92 53
35 33 29 [AUS] Marc Leishman 3.0308 145.48 48 -81.10 78.37 48
36 38 54 [CAN] Corey Conners 3.0297 157.54 52 -58.79 103.19 60
37 36 38 [USA] Kevin Na 2.9807 152.02 51 -79.39 100.44 51
38 37 15 [USA] Matthew Wolff 2.9565 127.13 43 -72.70 15.42 43
39 44 33 [IRL] Shane Lowry 2.8158 146.42 52 -93.50 85.70 53
40 41 100 [USA] Max Homa 2.8060 145.91 52 -51.24 123.28 56
41 43 21 [AUS] Adam Scott 2.7402 109.61 40 -93.86 40.96 37
42 39 138 [USA] Stewart Cink 2.7393 117.79 43 -19.37 90.31 43
43 40 90 [RSA] Garrick Higgo 2.7225 138.85 51 -24.33 101.44 51
44 46 91 [USA] Brian Harman 2.7194 141.41 52 -41.17 104.29 59
45 42 32 [FRA] Victor Perez 2.7076 121.84 45 -61.50 49.67 45
46 45 34 [RSA] Christiaan Bezuidenhout 2.6480 137.70 52 -65.83 46.71 55
47 47 35 [ENG] Justin Rose 2.5870 124.18 48 -87.38 68.08 48
48 53 55 [SCO] Robert MacIntyre 2.5431 127.15 50 -52.03 73.86 50
49 48 25 [USA] Kevin Kisner 2.4851 129.22 52 -86.64 37.39 55
50 49 70 [AUS] Lucas Herbert 2.4636 98.54 40 -32.44 56.35 40
51 50 48 [ENG] Ian Poulter 2.4491 127.35 52 -58.45 71.18 55
52 51 46 [ESP] Sergio Garcia 2.3977 122.28 51 -66.60 67.83 51
53 64 49 [CAN] Mackenzie Hughes 2.3568 122.55 52 -49.02 56.61 57
54 56 52 [USA] Kevin Streelman 2.2807 118.60 52 -55.14 62.27 58
55 52 95 [KOR] Siwoo Kim 2.2712 118.10 52 -46.60 87.97 63
56 54 44 [USA] Bubba Watson 2.1837 102.63 47 -51.07 43.31 47
57 55 57 [USA] Russell Henley 2.1400 111.28 52 -40.49 49.64 52
58 60 50 [ENG] Matt Wallace 2.1101 109.73 52 -67.94 56.58 61
59 57 144 [USA] Charley Hoffman 2.0905 108.71 52 -31.90 82.91 55
60 58 40 [AUT] Bernd Wiesberger 2.0895 108.65 52 -70.93 50.76 54
61 59 61 [MEX] Carlos Ortiz 2.0754 107.92 52 -43.89 46.53 59
62 61 172 [AUS] Min Woo Lee 2.0649 82.60 40 -19.30 62.74 40
63 62 126 [RSA] Branden Grace 2.0218 105.14 52 -36.90 74.44 56
64 63 113 [AUS] Matt Jones 1.9980 103.89 52 -39.78 73.31 61
65 67 229 [AUS] Cameron Davis 1.9767 102.79 52 -21.49 83.89 57
66 66 265 [USA] Chris Kirk 1.9712 78.85 40 -15.79 69.26 35
67 80 156 [ARG] Emiliano Grillo 1.9497 101.39 52 -28.56 74.82 58
68 65 37 [USA] Matt Kuchar 1.9378 96.89 50 -91.52 47.68 50
69 69 47 [USA] Brendon Todd 1.9186 99.77 52 -49.42 37.96 59
70 68 43 [AUS] Jason Day 1.9007 91.23 48 -56.60 31.74 48
71 72 272 [KOR] Kyoung-Hoon Lee 1.9006 98.83 52 -21.67 88.79 65
72 71 83 [BEL] Thomas Detry 1.8969 98.64 52 -37.98 51.78 55
73 74 81 [USA] Talor Gooch 1.8948 98.53 52 -35.94 54.45 57
74 73 203 [ITA] Guido Migliozzi 1.8783 92.04 49 -25.92 79.32 49
75 75 63 [USA] Lanto Griffin 1.8719 97.34 52 -51.05 45.06 64
76 70 39 [USA] Gary Woodland 1.8656 93.28 50 -87.06 42.82 50
77 76 103 [USA] Cameron Tringale 1.8537 94.54 51 -28.40 59.63 51
78 106 68 [RSA] Dylan Frittelli 1.8149 94.37 52 -43.31 41.17 61
79 77 60 [COL] Sebastian Munoz 1.7862 92.88 52 -48.45 43.80 67
80 78 131 [USA] Keegan Bradley 1.7726 92.18 52 -36.57 63.79 54
81 79 110 [USA] Lucas Glover 1.7602 91.53 52 -39.30 60.59 58
82 82 64 [USA] Joel Dahmen 1.7187 89.37 52 -50.21 37.87 55
83 85 58 [ENG] Andy Sullivan 1.6870 84.35 50 -40.82 25.26 50
84 81 114 [JPN] Rikuya Hoshino 1.6389 67.20 41 -30.74 38.15 41
85 87 152 [RSA] Daniel van Tonder 1.6285 71.65 44 -22.23 45.54 44
86 84 130 [USA] Harold Varner III 1.6129 83.87 52 -32.93 52.15 56
87 88 120 [FRA] Antoine Rozner 1.6127 83.86 52 -31.39 48.32 55
88 83 79 [GER] Martin Kaymer 1.6019 73.69 46 -38.95 34.29 46
89 108 72 [USA] J.T.

Poston 1.6012 83.26 52 -51.00 40.40 61
90 89 151 [USA] Troy Merritt 1.5956 82.97 52 -28.44 58.60 66
91 86 94 [SWE] Alex Noren 1.5931 82.84 52 -36.77 42.22 56
92 90 123 [JPN] Takumi Kanaya 1.5795 63.18 40 -19.59 29.40 24
93 95 182 [RSA] Dean Burmester 1.5228 79.18 52 -22.42 51.43 59
94 94 74 [USA] Chan Kim 1.5076 60.30 40 -33.50 23.08 40
95 91 122 [USA] Brendan Steele 1.5029 73.64 49 -30.72 41.59 49
96 92 62 [USA] Adam Long 1.5025 78.13 52 -47.99 15.28 64
97 93 99 [USA] John Catlin 1.4747 76.69 52 -29.29 29.76 52
98 98 192 [ENG] Richard Bland 1.4657 76.22 52 -18.86 52.53 53
99 99 206 [RSA] Charl Schwartzel 1.4584 58.34 40 -14.76 39.24 37
100 109 77 [ENG] Aaron Rai 1.4534 69.76 48 -32.95 20.03 48