Qualification pathway for the 2020 Olympics- Golf (Individual events)

Aditi Ashok and Anirban Lahiri
Sportingindia|11-Aug-2019 18:31

In 2020 Tokyo Olympics there are a total of two events for Both Men and Women. Events in the 2020 Olympics are:-
 i) Men’s Individual Stroke Play and 
ii) Women’s Individual Stroke Play.
In this series we will see how Indian Golf Union (IGU) has a chance of sending at least one to a maximum of eight golf players in two different events. 
A total of 60 Golf players will participate in two events at the Olympics. The host nation will be guaranteed one place per gender and they can increase this number by winning quota places in qualification events.
Golf Players are selected through the Olympic Golf Ranking list used by International Golf Federation (IGF) for ranking players based on the points accumulated by them in various events approved by IGF.
Men’s and Women’s Individual Stroke Play
IGF will allocate 59 individual quota places per event to the highest ranked athletes, respecting the maximum quota allocation per Country.  Indian Golf players should be inside the top 15 players according to IGF Olympic Rankings released for Olympics to get four players in the events.
All the players playing in Individual events should be inside the IGF allocated 59 places per event for Olympics to get a minimum of one player representing the country in at least one event. I
Important Note: -
i) India Golf Players should be careful in choosing the events to play, as it will play a major role in deciding the ranking of the athlete.
ii) All the players in Individual events selected for Olympics will be allowed to participate only with the approval of IGF.
IGF Olympic Rankings will be crucial for our Golf players, as it gives them an opportunity to qualify 8 players in two events. This will not only increase the number of qualified athletes but also increases our chance of getting their first medal by golf players for the country at Olympic level.