Olympic Golf 2021: The 60 Who’ll Be Seeking Gold in Tokyo

Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa
Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa watch Morikawa's putt on the second green during the third round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines South Course on June 19, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Harry How via Getty Images)

At the completion of the U.S. Open, the United States Men’s Olympic Golf team was finalized. The qualifying is pretty simple. The top-4 American players in the Official World Golf Rankings as of June 21, 2021 make the team.

World No. 2 Dustin Johnson was the top American but he’s opted out, and so the top-4 will be Justin Thomas (world No. 3), Collin Morikawa (4), Xander Schauffele (5), and Bryson DeChambeau (6).

U.S. Open winner Jon Rahm (1) will represent Spain alongside Sergio Garcia (48), while runner-up Louis Oosthuizen and Garrick Higgo, who won the Palmetto Championship two weeks ago, are the South African team.

The Summer Olympic Golf Games will be contested at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kasahata, Saitama, Japan – about 35 miles northwest of downtown Tokyo. The format will be a 72-hole stroke play tournament and will take place Thur, July 29 – Sun, Aug 1.

The field will include 60 players, representing their respective home countries.

Argentina
Emiliano Grillo (74)

Australia
Cameron Smith (28)
Marc Leishman (43)
Next up: Matt Jones (62), Jason Day (71)

Austria
Matthias Schwab (118)
Sepp Straka (174)

Belgium
Thomas Detry (94)
Thomas Pieters (107)

Canada
Corey Conners (36)
Mackenzie Hughes (63)
Next up: Adam Hadwin (101)

Chile
Joaquin Niemann (31)
Mito Pereira (146)

China
Carl Yuan (291)
Next up: Ashun Wu (312), Xinjun Zhang (335), Haotong Li (342)

Taiwan
C.T. Pan (181)

Colombia
Sebastian Munoz (67)

Czech Republic
Ondrej Liese (231)

Denmark
Rasmus Hojgaard (121)
Joachim B. Hansen (151)

Finland
Kalle Samooja (117)
Sami Valimaki (122)
Next up: Mikko Korhonen (195)

France
Victor Perez (37)
Antoine Rozner (78)

Germany
Martin Kaymer (99)
Maxmillian Kieffer (193)
Next up: Hurly Long (263)

Great Britain
Tyrrell Hatton (11)
Paul Casey (20)
Next up: Matt Fitzpatrick (21), Lee Westwood (27), Tommy Fleetwood (33), Justin Rose (44), Robert MacIntyre (50)

Ireland
Rory McIlroy (10)
Shane Lowry (42)
Next up: Padraig Harrington (158), Graeme McDowell (163)

Italy
Guido Migliozzi (72)
Francesco Molinari (133)
Next up: Renato Paratore (180)

Japan
Hideki Matsuyama (16)
Rikuya Hoshino (76)
Next up: Takumi Kanaya (85), Shugo Imahira (135), Ryo Ishikawa (156)

Malaysia
Gavin Kyle Green (286)

Mexico
Abraham Ancer (23)
Carlos Ortiz (53)

The Netherlands
Joost Luiten (177)
Wil Besseling (221)

New Zealand
Ryan Fox (178)

Norway
Viktor Hovland (14)
Kristian K. Johannessen (292)

Paraguay
Fabrizio Zanotti (280)

The Philippines
Juvic Pagunsan (216)

Poland
Adrian Meronk (189)

Puerto Rico
Rafael Campos (281)

Slovakia
Rory Sabbatini (167)

South Africa
Louis Oosthuizen (12)
Garrick Higgo (39)
Next up: Christiaan Bezuidenhout (46), Branden Grace (60), Daniel von Tonder (79), Erik van Rooyen (87), Dylan Frittelli (88)

South Korea
Sungjae Im (26)
Si Woo Kim (49)
Next up: K.H. Lee (66), Joohyung Kim (124), Byeong Hun An (134)

Spain
Jon Rahm (1)
Sergio Garcia (48)
Next up: Rafa Cabrera-Bello (140), Adi Arnaus (147)

Sweden
Alex Noren (93)
Henrik Norlander (136)
Next up: Henrik Stenson (155), Marcus Kinhult (176)

Thailand
Jazz Janewattananond (129)
Gunn Chareonkul (260)

United States
Justin Thomas (3)
Collin Morikawa (4)
Bryson DeChambeau (5)
Xander Schauffele (6)
Next up: Patrick Cantlay (7), Brooks Koepka (8), Patrick Reed (9), Webb Simpson (13), Tony Finau (15)

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