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    Australia's Adam Scott atop the list of top 60 projected players

  • Jason Day (left) and Adam Scott led Australia to last year's World Cup title. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) Jason Day (left) and Adam Scott led Australia to last year's World Cup title. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The first Olympic Rankings for golf were unveiled this week. The rankings show which men and women are on pace to qualify for the 60-player fields at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

The Olympic golf rankings will use a variation of the Official World Golf Rankings (male) and Rolex Rankings (female). Starting with events played during the weekend of July 17, 2014, players will accumulate points in a two-year window in order to qualify for the Olympics. The window for players to qualify for the Games ends with rankings that will be posted on July 11, 2016.

Based on the rankings at the end of the two-year time period, the top 15 will qualify for the tournament, although there will a maximum of four players from any country. After the top 15, the highest-ranked players will qualify, with a maximum of two golfers from each country that hasn’t filled the two-player maximum, until the field of 60 is full. As host country, Brazil is assured at least one player in both competitions. At least 30 countries are expected to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympic golf competition.

Based on the rankings at the start of the two-year window, the USA is the only country that would place the maximum number of participants (4) in each field. Americans hold four of the top-10 spots in both the Official World Golf Rankings and the Rolex Rankings.

For news, features and other stories about USA GOLF, check out the official site.


RANKINGS

If the Olympics were to start now, here are the 60 men's and 60 women's players who would be in the field. For the most up-to-date rankings from the International Golf Federation:
Click here for the men's rankings | click here for the women's rankings

 

MEN'S OLYMPIC RANKINGS
RANK NAME COUNTRY
1 Adam Scott AUS
2 Rory McIlroy IRL
3 Henrik Stenson SWE
4 Justin Rose GBR
5 Sergio Garcia ESP
6 Bubba Watson USA
7 Matt Kuchar USA
8 Jason Day AUS
9 Tiger Woods USA
10 Jim Furyk USA
11 Martin Kaymer GER
12 Hideki Matsuyama JPN
13 Graeme McDowell IRL
14 Luke Donald GBR
15 Victor Dubuisson FRA
16 Thomas Bjorn DEN
17 Charl Schwartzel RSA
18 Miguel Jimenez ESP
19 Thongchai Jaidee THA
20 Graham DeLaet CAN
21 Jonas Blixt SWE
22 Francesco Molinari ITA
23 Joost Luiten NED
24 Mikko Ilonen FIN
25 Louis Oosthuizen RSA
26 Angel Cabrera ARG
27 Koumei Oda JPN
28 Bernd Wiesberger AUT
29 Matteo Manassero ITA
30 K.J. Choi KOR
31 Brendon de Jonge ZIM
32 Anirban Lahiri IND
33 Hyung-Sung Kim KOR
34 Thorbjorn Olesen DEN
35 Fabrizio Zanotti PAR
36 David Hearn CAN
37 Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA
38 Alexander Levy FRA
39 Marcel Siem GER
40 Felipe Aguilar CHI
41 Emiliano Grillo ARG
42 Nicolas Colsaerts BEL
43 Mohd Rahman BAN
44 Shiv Kapur IND
45 Carlos Ortiz MEX
46 WC Liang CHN
47 Robert-Jan Derksen NED
48 Wu Ashun CHN
49 Vijay Singh FIJ
50 Camilo Villegas COL
51 Danny Lee NZL
52 Tim Wilkinson NZL
53 Chan Shih-chang TPE
54 Antonio Lascuna PHI
55 Adilson da Silva BRA
56 Juvic Pagunsan PHI
57 Jhonattan Vegas VEN
58 Roope Kakko FIN
59 Ricardo Santos POR
60 Thomas Pieters BEL
WOMEN'S OLYMPIC RANKINGS
RANK NAME COUNTRY
1 Stacy Lewis USA
2 Lydia Ko NZL
3 Inbee Park KOR
4 Suzann Pettersen NOR
5 Lexi Thompson USA
6 Michelle Wie USA
7 Karrie Webb AUS
8 Shanshan Feng CHN
9 So Yeon Ryu KOR
10 Anna Nordqvist SWE
11 Cristie Kerr USA
12 Amy Yang KOR
13 Catriona Matthew GBR
14 Azahara Munoz ESP
15 Pornanong Phatlum THA
16 Charley Hull GBR
17 Karine Icher FRA
18 Caroline Hedwall SWE
19 Beatriz Recari ESP
20 Sakura Yokomine JPN
21 Ariya Jutanugarn THA
22 Teresa Lu TPE
23 Rikako Morita JPN
24 Sandra Gal GER
25 Julieta Granada PAR
26 Yani Tseng TPE
27 Lee-Anne Pace RSA
28 Caroline Masson GER
29 Gwladys Nocera FRA
30 Minjee Lee AUS
31 Stephanie Meadow IRL
32 Line Vedel Hansen DEN
33 Giulia Sergas ITA
34 Alison Shepard IRL
35 Christel Boeljon NED
36 Mariajo Uribe COL
37 Dewi Claire Schreefel NED
38 Malene Jorgensen DEN
39 Ashleigh Simon RSA
40 Diana Luna ITA
41 Xiyu Lin CHN
42 Jennifer Rosales PHI
43 Brooke M. Henderson CAN
44 Klara Spilkova CZE
45 Alena Sharp CAN
46 Alejandra Llaneza MEX
47 Paola Moreno COL
48 Paz Echeverria CHI
49 Maria Balikoeva RUS
50 Marianne Skarpnord NOR
51 Minea Blomqvist FIN
52 Noora Tamminen FIN
53 Kelly Tan MAS
54 Veronica Felibert VEN
55 Chloe Leurquin BEL
56 Cathryn Bristow NZL
57 Margarita Ramos MEX
58 Gauri Monga IND
59 Fabienne In-Albon SUI
60 Mia Piccio PHI
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