Olympic Golf 2016: How Does a Playoff Work if There’s a Tie?

August 14, 2016

As with any regular golf tournament, the prospect of a tied score looms large at the Olympics. There’s a good chance of one or more players tying in at least one of the medal slots, and if that’s the case the players will head to a sudden death playoff in the event of a tie.

If two players are tied for one of the medal spots, they will undergo a sudden death playoff. If three or more players tie for the gold or another medal, they’ll battle until one player comes out on top in sudden death. If other players are still tied afterward, they will continue the sudden death playoff to decide the silver and/or bronze, if necessary.