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Korda sisters lead 4 People for Olympic golf

Jun 29, 2021

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Nelly Korda goes to the Olympics because the No. 1 participant on this planet, and the People could have one further participant than that they had in 2016.

The 60-player subject for Tokyo was set Tuesday, though gamers for the boys’s and ladies’s competitions won’t be licensed till subsequent week.

Nations have been allowed two gamers till the sector was full, with a most of 4 supplied they have been among the many prime 15 within the ladies’s world rating. South Korea, the powerhouse in ladies’s golf, once more had all 4, with Hyo-Joo Kim at No. 6 on this planet getting the final spot.

Inbee Park simply made it again in her bid to win a second gold medal. The opposite medal winners from Rio de Janeiro, Lydia Ko of New Zealand (silver) and Shanshan Feng of China (bronze), additionally shall be in Japan.

The People had solely three gamers throughout the prime 15 on this planet for the 2016 Video games. This time they’ll have 4, together with a pair of sisters. Korda, coming off her first main title within the Ladies’s PGA Championship, shall be joined by older sister Jessica, who’s No. 13 on this planet.

The opposite People are Danielle Kang (No. 5) and Lexi Thompson (No. 9). Thompson is the one returning American within the Olympics.

Park and Sei Younger Kim return to the Olympics for South Korea. Hyo-Joo Kim and Jin Younger Ko, who had been No. 1 on this planet till Korda changed her final week, are newcomers.

Charley Hull of England and Lee Anne Tempo of South Africa have been the one gamers who selected to withdraw. Hull performed within the final Olympics and posted on Instagram on Tuesday that she wouldn’t be returning due to scheduling and touring.

Hull was changed by Georgia Corridor, a former Ladies’s British Open champion. Tempo would have been the second South African within the subject. That spot went to Maha Haddioui of Morocco, the No. 418 participant on this planet.

The boys had 15 gamers select to not play, in contrast with 22 withdrawals in Rio, when golf returned to the Olympic program for the primary time since 1904.

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