Olympic women’s golf field: Meet all of the competitors going to Japan

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Lexi Thompson returns to Olympic action at Kasumigaseki Country Club outside of Tokyo.

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We’ve officially reached the halfway point of the 2021 Olympic Golf competition. As Xander Schauffele, Rory Sabbatini and CT Pan ride off into the sunset as the newest medal winners in the men’s competition, the women are making their way to Kasumigaseki Country Club for what promises to be the grand finale for golf at its second Olympics of the modern era. Four days and 72 holes of strokeplay greet the 60 entrants into this year’s Games, who represent more than 30 countries and many of the biggest names in the women’s golf world.

Unlike the men’s game, which struggled to find representation from the top end of the Official World Golf Rankings and was missing the World No. 1 after Jon Rahm’s positive Covid-19 test, the women’s tournament is overflowing with top-end participation. Each of the top 10 players in the world by Rolex Ranking are among those set to compete for gold in Tokyo.

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The top player on that list, the United States’ Nelly Korda, enters the week looking for her fourth win in 2021. Korda enters as the presumptive favorite after claiming her first major championship at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in late June. She will compete alongside her sister, Jessica, Danielle Kang and Lexi Thompson for the U.S. team.

All three of the medal-winners from the 2016 Games in Rio will be back in the field in Tokyo, including South Korea’s Inbee Park, New Zealand’s Lydia Ko and China’s Shanshan Feng. Elsewhere, Minjee Lee enters the Olympics riding a wave of positive momentum following her victory at the Evian Championship just a week ago.

Below, find the complete list of pariticipants for the women’s tournament included with each of the countries they will represent. Play begins on Wednesday locally (Tuesday evening for those stateside) on Golf Channel, where it will air for all four days of coverage.

World No. 1 Nelly Korda is set to compete for the U.S. side.

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Olympic women’s golf field

1.         Nelly Korda     USA

2.         Jin Young Ko    KOR

3.         In Bee Park      KOR

4.         Sei Young Kim KOR

5.         Danielle Kang  USA

6.         Hyo-Joo Kim    KOR

7.         Brooke M. Henderson             CAN

8.         Yuka Saso        PHI

9.         Lexi Thompson            USA

10.       Lydia Ko          NZL

11.       Nasa Hataoka  JPN

12.       Patty Tavatanakit        THA

13.       Jessica Korda   USA

14.       Minjee Lee      AUS

15.       Hannah Green AUS

16.       Shanshan Feng            CHN

17.       Ariya Jutanugarn         THA

18.       Sophia Popov  GER

19.       Mone Inami    JPN

20.       Carlota Ciganda          ESP

21.       Melissa Reid    GBR

22.       Anna Nordqvist           SWE

23.       Nanna Koerstz Madsen          DEN

24.       Celine Boutier FRA

25.       Leona Maguire            IRL

26.       Xiyu Lin           CHN

27.       Gaby Lopez     MEX

28.       Caroline Masson         GER

29.       Emily Kristine Pedersen          DEN

30.       Madelene Sagstrom   SWE

31.       Matilda Castren          FIN

32.       Wei-Ling Hsu   TPE

33.       Azahara Munoz           ESP

34.       Jodi Ewart Shadoff      GBR

35.       Giulia Molinaro           ITA

36.       Perrine Delacour         FRA

37.       Stephanie Meadow    IRL

38.       Min Lee           TPE

39.       Anne van Dam NED

40.       Alena Sharp     CAN

41.       Kelly Tan         MAS

42.       Albane Valenzuela      SUI

43.       Bianca Pagdanganan  PHI

44.       Aditi Ashok      IND

45.       Maria Fassi      MEX

46.       Maria Fernanda Torres           PUR

47.       Tiffany Chan    HKG

48.       Sanna Nuutinen          FIN

49.       Klara Spilkova CZE

50.       Manon De Roey          BEL

51.       Christine Wolf AUT

52.       Pia Babnik       SLO

53.       Mariajo Uribe COL

54.       Daniela Darquea         ECU

55.       Magdalena Simmermacher    ARG

56.       Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso    ITA

57.       Maha Haddioui           MAR

58.       Tonje Daffinrud           NOR

59.       Kim Metraux   SUI

60.       Diksha Dagar   IND

James Colgan

Golf.com Editor

James Colgan is an assistant editor at GOLF, contributing stories for the website and magazine on a broad range of topics. He writes the Hot Mic, GOLF’s weekly media column, and utilizes his broadcast experience across the brand’s social media and video platforms. A 2019 graduate of Syracuse University, James — and evidently, his golf game — is still defrosting from four years in the snow, during which time he cut his teeth at NFL Films, CBS News and Fox Sports. Prior to joining GOLF, James was a caddie scholarship recipient (and astute looper) on Long Island, where he is from.