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USA announces men’s Olympic golf team – Golf News

By admin Jun18,2024

USA GOLF has announced the four men that will represent the United States at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, which is being held at Le Golf National from August 1-4.

As the top-four ranked Americans in the men’s Olympic Golf Ranking, Scottie Scheffler (No. 1), Xander Schauffele (No. 3), Wyndham Clark (No. 5) and Collin Morikawa (No. 7) have each qualified to represent Team USA.

Each nation can field a maximum of four players providing they are ranked inside the world’s top 15, otherwise they are restricted to two.

2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Schauffele and Morikawa will be representing Team USA at the Olympic Games for the second time in their careers, while World No. 1 Scheffler and 2023 US Open champion Clark will be making their debuts.

“The United States is home to some of the best golfers in the world and it’s an honor to introduce the four men that will represent Team USA on a global stage,” said USA GOLF Executive Director Andy Levinson. “Since the return of golf to the Olympic Games in 2016, Team USA has reached the podium on both occasions, with Matt Kuchar earning bronze in Rio and Xander Schauffele bringing home gold in Tokyo. With such a talented team going to Paris, we feel confident in Team USA’s continued success.”

The Olympic golf tournaments will host fields of 60 players for both men and women in a 72-hole stroke play format at Le Golf National, host venue of the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Despite being announced as ‘teams’, the Olympic golf competition is individual stroke play, with no team element to the scoring.

The women’s golf competition is taking place from August 7-10, with the make up of the teams being finalised on June 24 following the completion of the Women’s PGA Championship.

Le Golf National, Paris

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