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Maria Verchenova on her course record

Maria Verchenova made her mark on the women’s Olympic golf competition in more ways than one with an ace and a course record in the final round on Saturday. Russia’s sole ...


Olympic Golf a Huge Success

The first women's Olympic golf competition in 116 years was a huge success for the Ladies European Tour Members. Last year’s Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner Shanshan Feng ...


Golf’s Return to the Olympics Posts Record Viewership for Women’s Golf

Golf Channel schedule for the Olympics featured the most live coverage ever for a women’s golf event (34.5 hours), which was bolstered all week with an additional 35.5 hours of ...


A walk in the Olympic Park for Inbee

Inbee Park of Korea captured Asia’s first Olympic Games golf gold medal when she completed a remarkable recovery from injury to underscore her status as one of the latter-day greats ...


Life is just ace for Ko as Park leads race for Olympic title

World No. 1 Lydia Ko chose the perfect moment to register the first hole-in-one of her life today – and that sweetest of seven iron shots could potentially lead her ...


Park leads by one over Lewis after second round

Inbee Park leads Stacy Lewis by a stroke at 10-under-par midway through the women's Olympic Golf competition at Rio 2016. Full scores The South Korean continued her impressive recovery from a ...


Jutanugarn leads after historic day for women's golf

Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand delivered another masterclass in a season overflowing with dominant performances by shooting a six under par 65 to grab the lead after the first round of ...


Women’s Golf Podium May Look Younger Than Men’s

The men’s Olympic Golf podium this past Sunday exuded experience and longevity with the likes of PGA TOUR veterans Justin Rose (gold), Henrik Stenson (silver) and Matt Kuchar (bronze). The ...


Keeping it in the Olympic Family

Above: Marianne Skarpnord of Norway and fiancé Richard Green The women golfers have been relishing their chance to tee up as Olympic athletes and, unlike in most other sports, they have ...


Women Take Centre Stage in Historic Return to Olympic Golf

A golden glow settled over the sport of golf on Sunday when Justin Rose captured the men’s Olympic Games golf crown. Now, the women take centre stage at Reserva de ...


Matthew and Hull inspired by Rose

Great Britain’s Catriona Matthew and Charley Hull have described how they have been inspired by Justin Rose’s Olympic gold medal winning performance. Rose added the Olympic crown to his 2013 US ...


Nagl proud to follow da Silva by hitting first Olympic tee shot

Miriam Nagl will join her fellow Brazilian, Adilson da Silva, in the history books on Wednesday when she hits the opening tee shot in the women’s Olympic Games golf competition ...


Guide to the Olympic Golf Course by Gil Hanse

Architect Gil Hanse takes you on a personal tour of Reserva de Marapendi, the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro. It has been a labour of love for the highly ...


Brazil’s Olympic golf legacy: to be the biggest force in South America

For a country with the world’s fifth biggest land mass, and a population of around 200 million, Brazil’s golfing community represents a very small drop in a very large ocean. ...


The wait is over… Olympic Golf is back

The longest wait between a final putt and the next tee shot will finally end at 07.30 on Thursday morning at Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro. Golf ...


Amateurs aiming high in Rio

The ancient Olympic Games motto of Citius, Altius, Fortius may sometimes appear from another era, but in the case of three young women golfers, the Latin phrase for Faster, Higher, ...


Why Olympic Golf reigns in Spain

Azahara Muñoz and Carlota Ciganda, above, will represent Spain in the women's competition from Wednesday, August 17 When the first Olympic tee shot in 112 years is struck at 7.30am Rio time ...


Olympic Golf Course achieves recognition from Golf Environment Organization

The Rio Olympic Golf Course has today been recognised for its commitment and contribution to the enhancement of the environment. Following three years of extensive reporting, monitoring, evaluation and site visits ...


International Golf Federation Confirms Draw for Men's Olympic Competition

The International Golf Federation has announced the draw for the first and second rounds of the Men’s Golf Competition at Rio 2016.  At 7.30am local time on Thursday 11th August, ...


Olympic golfers gather at Dundonald Links

Olympic golfers in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open gathered after their first rounds at Dundonald Links in Irvine, North Ayrshire: Ursula Wikstrom (Finland), Noora Tamminen (Finland), Ashleigh Simon ...


Fields confirmed for Olympic Games golf competitions

The names of the 120 men and women who will create golf history in Rio de Janeiro next month have been ratified today (Tuesday, July 19) with the publication of ...


Final Olympic Golf Rankings Published

The two-year qualification process for golf’s return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years has been completed with the publication today of the Final Olympic Golf ...


50 Days Until Women's Tee Off at Rio 2016

With 50 Days until the Women's Olympic Golf Competition Tees Off at Rio 2016, LET Members Chloe Leurquin (Belgium), Noora Tamminen (Finland) and Miriam Nagl (Brazil) participated in a fun ...


Marvellous Madsen

Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark claimed her first title on the European Ladies Tour with a five shot win over Scotland’s Pamela Pretswell and Stacey Keating of Australia in the ...


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