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IOC adds golf to 2016 Rio Olympics
Golf in the Games
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The proposed format
Though still subject to modifications, the International Golf Federation has proposed:
Format: 72-hole individual stroke play format for men and women
Field: 60 players selected from the Official World Golf Rankings. The top-15 world-ranked players would be eligible, regardless of the number of players from a given country. Beyond the top 15, players would qualify based on rankings, with a maximum of two eligible players from each country that does not already have two or more players among the top 15.
Current world rankings from both the men's and women's games show that at least 30 countries would be represented in both the men's and women's competitions, from all continents, under this proposal.