Olympic Golf Schedule 2021 Broadcast channels & Live-Stream Info: As the biggest sporting event of the year, Tokyo Olympics 2021 is getting closer, excitement among fans is at its peak. The event is scheduled to begin from Friday, 23rd July to Sunday 8th August 2021.
This time, Olympics 2021 will have 33 sports programs, with the introduction of Golf for the first time.
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Tokyo Olympic Golf Schedule 2021
The men’s Olympic golf event is 29th July to 1st August, with the women’s competition 4-7 August.
29 July – Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 1
30 July – Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 2
31 July – Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 3
1 August – Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 4
4 August – Women’s Individual Stroke Play Round 1
5 August – Women’s Individual Stroke Play Round 2
6 August – Women’s Individual Stroke Play Round 3
7 August – Women’s Individual Stroke Play Round 4
Key Facts about Golf at 2021 Tokyo Olympic
It was in the year 1900, where Men’s golf was first introduced in the Olympic games. However, it got featured in the 1904 games before disappearing from competition for more than a century. It once again got introduced in the 2016 Rio Olympic games.
Events: Tokyo Olympics games will comprise one men’s and one women’s golf tournament.
The major International Golf tournament is structured in a format where competitors face off 18 holes in four rounds. The winner is announced based on the lower number of strokes at the end of all four rounds.
venue: The venue of the Golf tournament will be Kasumigaseki Country Club which is one of the oldest golf courses in Japan. The club features particular challenges for golfers so one can witness stiff competition among them.
According to Golf Channel, the 500 yard 18th and a final hole could be a tricky and complicated task with a water hazard protecting its green. Also, golfers would have to prove their high skill ability at the ninth hole’s 521 yards from tee to green.
Olympic Golf History
It is a great moment for Golf lovers, as the Tokyo 2021 games will feature the fourth Olympic Golf tournament. First Calcutta-born American Woman, Margaret Abbott shot 47 spots to clinch the Olympic title. Also, a former cricketer from Canada George Lyon, beat American Chandler Egan 3&2 (three holes up with two to play) to grab the individual gold.
Egan showed spectacular performance at his Western Golf Association thereby winning gold ahead of two more teams from the United States, the Trans- Mississippi Golf Association and the United States Golf Association. Justin Rose triumph gold at the 2016 Open champion, beating his opponent Henrik Stenson, with USA’s Matt Kuchar winning Bronze.
The competition between the top golfers is wide open being one of the shortest tournaments in Olympic history. 60 men and 60 women golfers will compete in the event where International Golf Federation will draw upon official golf rankings to determine who makes the cut.
America leads the chart with the maximum number of top 20 players, where world number one and 2020 masters winner Dustin Johnson is assured of qualification at the Olympic event.
Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele, and former US champion Bryson Dechambeau are also in the race to compete at the Olympics.
Brooks Koepka, four-time winners is expected to perform its best to mark its place at the Olympics 2021 event. Tiger Woods is unlikely to appear at the Tokyo Olympics. Ko Jin-young, Kim Sei-young, and former Olympic champion Inbee Park from Korea are included in the top three women’s categories.