Olympics 2024: Nelly Korda looks to seize 2nd gold medal, set to lead amazing USA golf team


The Olympic Women’s Golf Competition officially has a field of 60 participants with the latest update of the Rolex Rankings.

They will play at Le Golf National in Paris, the site of the 2018 Ryder Cup, from Aug. 7 to 10.

Two players from each country can qualify unless they rank inside the top 15 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR). A maximum of four players from each country are eligible.

Each tournament has a strength of field rating for the Olympic Golf Rankings based on the quality of players within the field, like the OWGR.

That determines the points awarded at an event, which are then allocated to the players based on where they finish. Better performances in stronger events lead to more points.

Team USA has three of the top 10 players: No. 1 Nelly Korda, No. 2 Lilia Vu, and No. 9 Rose Zhang. Korda has six wins on the season, including five straight. However, Korda missed the cut in her last three starts.

She won the gold medal by one stroke in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo over silver medalist Mone Inami and bronze medalist Lydia Ko. Can she win her second gold in Paris or get on the podium?

South Korea will also have three Olympians after Amy Yang won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday. She will join Jin Young Ko and Hyo Joo Kim in Paris.

Yang’s addition to South Korea’s Olympic team dropped Morocco’s Ines Laklalech, at No. 321, out of the competition.

Charley Hull and Georgia Hall will represent Great Britain, while Ko looks to get back on the podium for New Zealand. Australian golfer Hannah Green is also back in the Olympics after tying for fifth in Tokyo.

Nelly Korda, LPGA, Women’s PGA Championship

Nelly Korda’s most recent missed cut came at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America via Getty Images

The individual teams and the participants on each follow below, with their current world ranking in parentheses.

United States

Nelly Korda (1)
Lilia Vu (2)
Rose Zhang (9)

South Korea

Jin Young Ko (3)
Amy Yang (5)
Hyo-Joo Kim (13)

China

Ruoning Yin (4)
Xiyu Lin (15)

France

Celine Boutier (6)
Perrine Delacour (75)

Australia

Hannah Green (7)
Minjee Lee (11)

Great Britain

Charley Hull (8)
Georgia Hall (36)

Japan

Yuka Saso (10)
Miyu Yamashita (19)

Thailand

Atthaya Thitikul (12)
Patty Tavatanakit (25)

Canada

Brooke M. Henderson (14)
Alena Sharp (292)

New Zealand

Lydia Ko (17)
Momoka Kobori (293)

Sweden

Maja Stark (21)
Linn Grant (26)

Spain

Carlota Ciganda (30)
Azahara Munoz (109)

Leona Maguire (32)
Stephanie Meadow (134)

South Africa

Ashleigh Buhai (41)
Paula Reto (196)

India

Aditi Ashok (60)
Diksha Dagar (167)

Mexico

Gaby Lopez (62)
Maria Fassi (186)

Germany

Esther Henseleit (64)
Alexandra Forsterling (69)

Switzerland

Albane Valenzuela (70)
Morgane Metraux (127)

Scotland

Gemma Dryburgh (79)

Denmark

Emily Kristine Pedersen (87)
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (106)

Taiwan

Peiyun Chien (88)
Wei-Ling Hsu (161)

Netherlands

Anne van Dam (108)
Dewi Weber (302)

Philippines

Bianca Pagdanganan (113)
Dottie Ardina (298)

Belgium

Manon de Roey (154)

Austria

Emma Spitz (178)

Singapore

Shannon Tan (181)

Norway

Celine Borge (187)
Madelene Stavnar (307)

Czech Republic

Klara Davidson Spilkova (192)
Sara Kouskova (290)

Colombia

Mariajo Uribe (198)

Italy

Alessandra Fanali (211)

Malaysia

Ashley Lau (279)

Finland

Ursula Wikstrom (286)
Noora Komulainen (301)

Slovakia

Ana Belac (288)

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social platforms. You can also follow her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.





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