Women’s golf has been part of the Olympics since 1900, but it dropped after 1904. In 2016, it returned to the Olympics for the first time since those early days. The rules are similar to those at any other professional tournament the winner is determined by who finishes with the lowest score over 72 holes. However, there are some major differences between Olympic golf and normal amateur tournaments.
Lydia Ko wins the women’s Olympic golf title in Rio
The youngest golfer ever to win an Olympic gold medal, Lydia Ko has been confirmed as the champion of women’s golf at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Ko beat out world number two Ariya Jutanugarn and third-ranked Park In-bee by one stroke with a final score of 72 after going into Sunday with a two-stroke lead over her competitors. This is Ko’s second consecutive win in this event; she also won gold at London 2012 when she was just 17 years old.
Golf has been part of the Olympics since 1900
Golf has been part of the Olympics since 1900. The first Olympic golf champion was a Brit, who won by five strokes. The last time golf was played at the Olympics was in 1904 the year before it became an official sport of its own. The 2020 Tokyo Games will be the first time since then that golf returns to this prestigious event.
Golf dropped from Olympics after 1904, but returned in 2016
Golf was dropped from the Olympics after 1904, but returned in 2016. The first golf tournament at the Olympics was played in 1900 and won by James Braid, who remains Britain’s only gold medalist in golf. The first Olympic golf course was built in 1904 at what is now known as St. Andrews Links (and which some say inspired Robert Burns’ poem “The Golfing Song”).
The Olympic golf championships are played over 72 holes
The Olympic golf championships are played over 72 holes. Golf is a team sport, but the individual winner of the gold medal is determined by the lowest score in 72 holes. The men’s golf competition consists of 72 holes and takes place at Rio’s Olympic Golf Course from August 11-14 (with three days off for weather). The top 15 players qualify for a second round beginning on August 15, where they will play 18 holes on a new course called Vista Chinesa. The final 16 will then proceed to play another 18 holes at Vida Chinesa before reaching their final destination: Pinheiral Country Club in Sao Paulo, which hosts Brazil’s national championship every year!
Lydia Ko is the first New Zealander individual gold medal
She is also only 20 years old and has been playing golf since she was three years old, making her one of the youngest golfers to ever win an Olympic gold medal. You may be surprised to learn that Lydia began playing on a course with no grass greens or trees instead, her home course was made up entirely of sand traps! It was here where she learned how difficult it can be for beginners like yourself to hit straight shots into bunkers without hitting any balls into them yourself (or worse). But don’t worry you’ll get better soon enough!
Lydia Ko is the first New Zealander to win an individual gold medal in golf at the Olympics. She won by four strokes over Inbee Park and Ariya Jutanugarn, who both finished with silver medals. Hopefully, this article is useful for you.