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Golf at the 2024 Olympics: Dates, events, format, schedule, history and Team GB prospects

Everything you need to know about Golf at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

There will be a field of 60 players in each of the men's and women's golf events, with two gold medals to be contested in total.

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2024 Olympic Golf Dates

When does Golf take place at the Olympics in 2024?

The golf competitions are set to run fairly close together with the men's event taking place over four rounds from Thursday 1st August to Sunday 4th August.

The women's event will begin three days after the men's gold medal is won, starting on Wednesday 7th August and concluding on Saturday 10th August.

2024 Olympic Golf Events

  • Men's Individual

  • Women's Individual

There will be two gold medals available, one in each event, together with two silvers and two bronze.

2024 Olympic Golf Format

How many rounds will be played in the golf events at the 2024 Olympics?

The Olympic golf tournaments will follow a format familiar to viewers of the major tours in the sport, with four 18-hole rounds and the winner in each event being the player with the lowest overall score.

2024 Olympic Golf Venue

Where is golf being played at the 2024 Olympics?

The golf events will both be hosted at Le Golf National in Guyancourt.

The venue opened in 1990 and has hosted the Open de France on the European Tour most years since 1991, with 1999 and 2001 the exceptions.

The course hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup and has also staged world amateur team championships.

Designed by Hubert Chesneau and Robert Von Hagge, the course is 7,331 yards long and the course record is held by Eduardo Romero, who shot 62 there in 2005.

Olympic Golf History

When was golf introduced to the Olympics?

Golf at the Olympics can be clearly separated into two eras.

There were two men's events in the early 1900s, then a long break of 112 years until golf returned to the Olympic programme in 2016. 

The women's event was staged just once in the early era, in 1900, with only a men's event held in 1904.

This will be the third consecutive time that golf has been part of the Olympics and it is expected to remain on the schedule in the near future at least.

The United States is the only nation to have won men's and women's gold medals in both eras, and recorded a double gold in 2020 when Xander Schauffele and Nelly Korda triumphed.

2024 Olympic Golf British Hopes

Who are Team GB's best medal hopes for golf at Paris 2024?

The competitors in the golf events for the 2024 Olympic Games are not yet known.

The fields will be determined based on the official IGF world ranking lists on 17th June for men and 24th June for women. 

The top 15 players in the world will earn places - with a maximum of four per nation, with the remainder of the field chosen in turn with a maximum of two players per nation.

With Rory McIlroy representing Northern Ireland, as he did in 2020, the players currently most likely to represent Team GB in the men's event are Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick, who are both in the world top 15.

In the women's competition, Charley Hull and Georgia Hall are the most likely Team GB representatives.

Who were the most recent British Olympic golf gold medallists?

Justin Rose is the only British golfer to have won Olympic gold, winning the event when it returned to the schedule at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Team GB's Olympic Golf Record

How many medals have Team GB captured in Olympic golf history?

Besides Rose's gold-medal success in 2016, the only other British golfing medals were won by Walter Rutherford and David Robertson, who took the men's silver and bronze medals in 1900.

No British woman has yet won an Olympic golf medal.

2024 Olympic Golf Favourites

Who are the favourites to win golf golds in Paris 2024?

Defending champion Xander Schauffele and his United States team-mate Scottie Scheffler and Ireland's Rory McIlroy will be among the front-runners for the gold medal if they take part.

Nelly Korda is also expected to have a strong chance of retaining her title in the women's event as she is currently top of the women's world rankings, with fellow American Lilia Vu, France's Celine Boutier and Australia's Hannah Green also likely to be in contention.

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