Olympic Golf: Korda Sisters, Lexi Thompson, Danielle Kang Make Up Team USA

Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda
United States team players Lexi Thompson (L) Jessica Korda and her sister Nelly Korda pose together during the official photocall for the 2019 Solheim Cup to be held on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles on Sep 10, 2019 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon via Getty Images)

The qualifying for the women’s golf competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games has completed with publication of the Final Olympic Golf Rankings.

The women’s standings were set after Sunday’s conclusion of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, where 22-year-old American Nelly Korda claimed her maiden major championship title to move to No. 1 in the world and atop the Olympic rankings.

Both the U.S. and South Korea lead the way with four qualified players, while none of the other 34 countries represented has more than two.

The 60-player women’s tournament will be held at Kasumigaseki Country Club, just outside of Tokyo, August 4-7.

Korda leapfrogged South Korea’s Jin Young Ko and Inbee Park in the final Olympic rankings and will be joined by Danielle Kang (No. 5), Lexi Thompson (No. 9) and older sister Jessica Korda (No. 13) on Team USA.

Danielle Kang of Team USA gives a kiss to her mother Grace Lee on the first tee during the morning foursomes matches of the Solheim Cup at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club on August 18, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Joining Ko (No. 2) and 2016 gold medalist Park (No. 3) on the South Korean team will be Sei Young Kim (No. 4) and Hyo Joo Kim (No. 6).

In addition to Park, 2016 silver medalist Lydia Ko of New Zealand (No. 10) and bronze medalist Shanshan Feng of China (No. 16) also qualified.

The next step is for the International Golf Federation (IGF) to finalize commitments by the qualified golfers. The IGF will publish a final entries list of 60 names for both the men’s and women’s events on Tuesday, July 6, which will ratify all the competitors for the respective fields at the Olympic Games.


Post created via LPGA Tour Press Release.


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