Golf at Tokyo 2020: New qualification period agreed

Lydia Ko of New Zealand plays her shot from the ninth tee during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Lydia Ko of New Zealand plays her shot from the ninth tee during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The International Golf Federation (IGF) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) have agreed on an adjustment to the qualifying system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which have been postponed until 2021. 

In line with the revised qualification principles for Tokyo 2020 that have addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the timing of the Games, a new qualifying system for golf has been released by the International Golf Federation (IGF) and International Olympic Committee (IOC).

New qualifying period

The period to accumulate points has been extended by one year. It will now run until 21 June 2021 for men and 28 June 2021 for women.

The qualification system for the golf competition is based on Olympic Golf Rankings (OGR).

A total of 60 athletes, for both the men's and women's competitions, will compete in the Tokyo 2020 golf competition. A maximum of four athletes per National Olympic Committee will be allowed to qualify.

Current Olympic Golf Rankings (OGR)

The OGR is based on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for men and the Women’s World Golf Rankings (WWGR). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the boards of the OWGR and WWGR have suspended the rankings until further notice.

Below, you can find the current Olympic Golf Rankings, as of 27 April, 2020.

Men Olympic Golf Rankings

Women Olympic Golf Rankings

You can also find the complete revised qualification system for golf at Tokyo 2020 here:

Golf Revised Qualification System