Olympic Games, the field for 2021 is finalised

The field for this year’s Olympic men’s golf competition has been announced, with newly crowned U.S. Open Champion Jon Rahm among the players set to tee up at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan from July 29 – August 1.

Rahm, who is making his first appearance in the Olympics, is one of several Major champions competing in Japan, joining Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa.

Morikawa, who captured the 2020 PGA Championship, is one of four players competing from the United States, the most of any nation at this year’s games.

“I’m so excited. It’s going to be one of the best things of my life,” said Morikawa after tying for fourth in the U.S. Open on Sunday.

“To think back that I was an amateur two years ago, literally two years ago, and to be on this team and to be heading to Tokyo puts a smile on my face.”

The 60-man field also features a number of further European Tour winners, including Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith (Australia), Thomas Pieters (Belgium), Ashun Wu (China), Rasmus Hojgaard and Joachim B. Hansen (Denmark), Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood (England), Sami Valimaki (Finland), Victor Perez and Antoine Rozner (France), Guido Migliozzi (Italy), Ryan Fox (New Zealand), Garrick Higgo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout (South Africa) and Alex Noren (Sweden).

And one thing that will be guaranteed is a new set of medal winners, as neither 2016 Gold Medal winner Justin Rose, Silver Medallist Henrik Stenson or Bronze Medallist Matt Kuchar made it into the field for this year’s competition.

The replacement list was also determined and has already been utilised after several players have withdrawn: Among the changes, Tommy Fleetwood has replaced Tyrrell Hatton, Christiaan Bezuidenhout has replaced Louis Oosthuizen, and Hurly Long replaced Martin Kaymer.

Olympics Games, Field

list below currently published on Olympic website.

The final Olympic Golf Ranking for the men’s competition is available for download *here*.

The Men’s Reallocation Reserve List may be found *here*.

Argentina

· Emiliano Grillo

Australia

· Cameron Smith

· Marc Leishman

Austria

· Matthias Schwab

· Sepp Straka

Belgium

· Thomas Detry

· Thomas Pieters

Canada

· Corey Conners

· Mackenzie Hughes

Chile

· Joaquin Niemann

· Mito Pereira

China

· Carl Yuan

· Ashun Wu

Colombia

· Sebastian Munoz

Czech Republic

· Ondrej Lieser

Denmark

· Rasmus Hojgaard

· Joachim B Hansen

Finland

· Kalle Samooja

· Sami Valimaki

France

· Victor Perez

· Antoine Rozner

Germany

· Maximilian Kieffer

· Hurly Long

Great Britain

· Paul Casey

· Tommy Fleetwood

India

· Anirban Lahiri

Ireland

· Rory McIlroy

· Shane Lowry

Italy

· Guido Migliozzi

· Francesco Molinari

Japan

· Hideki Matsuyama

South Korea

· Sungjae Im

· Si Woo Kim

Malaysia

· Gavin Green

Mexico

· Abraham Ancer

· Carlos Ortiz

Norway

· Viktor Hovland

· Kristian K Johannessen

New Zealand

· Ryan Fox

Paraguay

· Fabrizio Zanotti

Philippines

· Juvic Pagunsan

Poland

· Adrian Meronk – yes

Puerto Rico

· Rafael Campos

Slovakia

· Rory Sabbatini

South Africa

· Garrick Higgo

· Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Spain

· Jon Rahm

· Rafa Cabrera Bello

Sweden

· Alex Noren

· Henrik Norlander

Taiwan

· C.T. Pan

Thailand

· Jazz Janewattananond

· Gunn Charoenkul

United States

· Justin Thomas

· Collin Morikawa

· Xander Schauffele

· Bryson DeChambeau

Venezuela

· Jhonattan Vegas

Zimbabwe

· Scott Vincent

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