Justin Rose struck gold for Team GB four years ago in Rio and golf will once again form a key feature of the 32nd Olympiad in Tokyo this summer.
The summer edition of the Olympics returns to Japan for the first time since 1964 with the games taking place between July 24-August 9.
England Golf ambassador Rose fought off stiff competition from Sweden’s Henrik Stenson to claim gold in the men’s individual event in Brazil – the first time golf had been played at the Olympics since 1904.
South Korea’s Inbee Park won gold in the women’s individual event.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) are confident this summer’s games will be “the most innovative ever organised”,and will rest on three fundamental principles.
- Striving for your personal best (achieving your personal best)
- Accepting one another (unity in diversity)
- Passing on a legacy for the future (connecting to tomorrow).
Japan broke new ground by becoming the first Asian nation to stage the Olympics in 1964.
It has also played host to two Winter Olympics – 1972 in Sapporo and 1998 in Nagano.
The selection policy for golf at the 2020 Olympics has been announced by the International Golf Federation (IGF) and is detailed below.
Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama will host this year’s Olympic golf tournaments.
The men’s individual event will be staged between July 30-August 2.
The women’s individual event takes place between August 5-8.