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Men's Sample Olympic Golf Tournament Field

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The following sample field is based on the Official World Golf Rankings of July 21, 2014 (view those rankings in .pdf file), applying the IGF's proposed format and selection criteria.

The 60 golfers listed represent 35 countries. The highest-ranked is No. 1, naturally (remember: Top 15 automatically qualify but with a maximum of four from one country) and the lowest-ranked is just inside the Top 300.

Numbers in front of players' names are their ranking in the July 21, 2014, world rankings. First, the 60 players are listed from highest to lowest ranking; and below that, golfers are listed by country.

1. Adam Scott, Australia
2. Rory McIlroy, Ireland*
3. Henrik Stenson, Sweden
4. Justin Rose, United Kingdom
5. Sergio Garcia, Spain
6. Bubba Watson, USA
7. Matt Kuchar, USA
8. Jason Day, Australia
9. Tiger Woods, USA
10. Jim Furyk, USA
12. Martin Kaymer, Germany
16. Graeme McDowell, Ireland*
17. Hideki Matsuyama, Japan
21. Victor Dubuisson, France
22. Charl Schwartzel, South Africa
24. Luke Donald, Great Britain
26. Thomas Bjorn, Denmark
27. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain
33. Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand
38. Graham Delaet, Canada
42. Francesco Molinari, Italy
45. Jonas Blixt, Sweden
46. Joost Luiten, Netherlands
50. Mikko Ilonen, Finland
52. Angel Cabrera, Argentina
54. Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa
60. Koumei Oda, Japan
65. Matteo Manassero, Italy
70. Bernd Wiesberger, Austria
72. K.J. Choi, South Korea
85. Brendon de Jonge, Zimbabwe
86. Anirban Lahiri, India
90. Kim Hyung-sung, South Korea
93. David Hearn, Canada
94. Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark
100. Fabrizio Zanotti, Paraguay
107. Alexander Levy, France
111. Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand
131. Marcel Siem, Germany
134. Felipe Aguilar, Chile
158. Emiliano Grillo, Argentina
164. Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium
165. Siddikur Rahman, Bangladesh
169. Shiv Kapur, India
176. Carlos Ortiz, Mexico
185. Robert-Jan Derksen, Netherlands
188. Liang Wen-chong, China
193. Wu Ashun, China
195. Vijay Singh, Fiji
240. Camilo Villegas, Colombia
252. Danny Lee, New Zealand
259. Tim Wilkinson, New Zealand
264. Chan Shih-chang, Taiwan
271. Antonio Lascuna, Philippines
283. Adilson da Silva, Brazil
284. Juvic Pagunsan, Philippines
286. Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela
287. Roope Kakko, Finland
290. Thomas Pieters, Belgium
296. Ricardo Santos, Portugal

(*Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland have said they will choose to represent Ireland rather than the United Kingdom.)

Golfers Listed by Country

(Number before each name is that golfer's position in the world rankings of July 21, 2014.)

Argentina
52. Angel Cabrera
158. Emiliano Grillo

Australia
1. Adam Scott
8. Jason Day

Austria
70. Bernd Wiesberger

Bangladesh
165. Siddikur Rahman

Belgium
164. Nicolas Colsaerts
290. Thomas Pieters

Brazil
283. Adilson da Silva

Canada
38. Graham Delaet
93. David Hearn

Chile
134. Felipe Aguilar

China
188. Liang Wen-chong
193. Wu Ashun

Colombia
240. Camilo Villegas

Denmark
26. Thomas Bjorn
94. Thorbjorn Olesen

Fiji
195. Vijay Singh

Finland
50. Mikko Ilonen
287. Roope Kakko

France
21. Victor Dubuisson
107. Alexander Levy

Germany
12. Martin Kaymer
131. Marcel Siem

India
86. Anirban Lahiri
169. Shiv Kapur

Ireland
2. Rory McIlroy
16. Graeme McDowell

Italy
42. Francesco Molinari
65. Matteo Manassero

Japan
17. Hideki Matsuyama
60. Koumei Oda

Mexico
176. Carlos Ortiz

Netherlands
46. Joost Luiten
185. Robert-Jan Derksen

New Zealand
252. Danny Lee
259. Tim Wilkinson

Paraguay
100. Fabrizio Zanotti

Philippines
271. Antonio Lascuna
284. Juvic Pagunsan

Portugal
296. Ricardo Santos

South Africa
22. Charl Schwartzel
54. Louis Oosthuizen

South Korea
72. K.J. Choi
90. Kim Hyung-sung

Spain
5. Sergio Garcia
27. Miguel Angel Jimenez

Sweden
3. Henrik Stenson
42. Jonas Blixt

Taiwan
264. Chan Shih-chang

Thailand
33. Thongchai Jaidee
111. Kiradech Aphibarnrat

United Kingdom
4. Justin Rose
24. Luke Donald

United States
6. Bubba Watson
7. Matt Kuchar
9. Tiger Woods
10. Jim Furyk

Venezuela
286. Jhonattan Vegas

Zimbabwe
85. Brendon de Jonge

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