Five golfers to keep an eye on at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there are five stars to keep an eye on.
Sixty golfers will compete in this year’s summer Olympics in Tokyo, hoping to make history in both golf and the Olympics. For only the fourth time in the Games’ history, golf returns to the Olympic circle, and despite the withdrawals of Sergio Garcia and Tyrell Hatton, the lineup still features some of the sport’s biggest names.
Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, and Matt Kuchar, the reigning gold, silver, and bronze medalists, will not be competing in this year’s event, providing someone else an opportunity to win an Olympic medal for the first time.
Here are five players who could be on the podium at the end of the tournament.
What better place to begin than at the top of the world? Rahm will represent his native Spain in Tokyo as the top seed, and he will undoubtedly enter round one as the favorite?
The 26-year-old has had a career-best season thus far, with 12 top ten finishes (the most in the FedEx Cup rankings) and top ten finishes in each of the four majors, including his major maiden victory at the US Open in June.
As a result, it would not surprise me if the world’s best was wearing a medal around his neck next week.
Nobody is in better shape than Morikawa for the event at Kasumigaseki Country Club, after the American was named Champion Golfer of the Year after winning the Open Championship at Royal St George’s last week.
His victory in the Claret Jug last time out capped off a hectic two years for the kid, who has had a stratospheric climb through the golfing world since turning pro in 2019.
After his maiden major victory in the 2020 PGA Championship, the 24-year-old made history by being the first player to win two majors on his debut, and there’s no doubt he’ll be hoping to add Olympic gold to his resume in Tokyo.
DeChambeau is one of the few golfers who is always in the spotlight, and that won’t change come Olympic week.
“Brinkwire Summary News” describes how the hard-hitting, scientific American has revolutionized the game of golf.