Golfers’ Race to #Paris24 Looms Large With Less than 200 Days to Go

2020 Summer Olympic Games gold medalist, the United States’ Nelly Korda, currently #5 on the Women’s Olympic Golf Rankings as of December 25, 2023. Will she top the world again at Paris 2024. Photo: PGA Tour

The 2024 Paris Olympics are set to begin in just under 200 days, and as the 2024 season looms large, golfers from across the globe will be working hard to earn one of the coveted 60 spots in the field that will tee off at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, southwest of central Paris, France.

Two hundred days might seem like a long way away, but the Olympics are rapidly approaching, and with a full slate of worldwide events before the field is finalised on June 24, 2024. 

South Africa’s golden girl Ashleigh Buhai is currently ranked No.20, and she will be will be looking to improve on her ranking alongside compatriot Paula Reto, ranked 43, as the ladies fight for a spot to represent their country in at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Eligibility to compete in the Games will be determined by the Olympic Golf Rankings, which are calculated using a player’s position in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. The top 15 players in the Rolex Rankings will qualify for the Olympics, with a four-person limit for each country represented in the top 15.

From No.16 onwards in the Rolex Rankings, eligibility will be based on world ranking, and each country that does not already have two or more players ranked in the top 15 will have a two-person limit.

A total of 60 players will tee it up in the women’s golf competition that will be held at Le Golf National from August 7 to August 10, 2024, and, as the host country for this year’s summer Games, France is guaranteed one of those 60 spots.

Women’s Olympic Golf Rankings as of December 25, 2023

1. Lilia Vu – United States
2. Ruoning Yin – People’s Republic of China
3. Celine Boutier – France
4. Minjee Lee – Australia
5. Nelly Korda – United States*
6. Jin Young Ko – Republic of Korea
7. Hyo Joo Kim – Republic of Korea
8. Charley Hull – England
9. Atthaya Thitikul – Thailand
10. Xiyu Lin – People’s Republic of China
11. Lydia Ko – New Zealand*
12. Brooke Henderson – Canada
13. Allisen Corpuz – United States
14. Megan Khang – United States
15. Jiyai Shin – Republic of Korea
16. Nasa Hataoka – Japan
17. Linn Grant – Sweden
18. Miyu Yamashita – Japan
19. Georgia Hall – England
20. Ashleigh Buhai – South Africa
21. Leona Maguire – Ireland
22. Hannah Green – Australia
23. Carlota Ciganda – Spain
24. Aditi Ashok – India
25. Chanettee Wannasaen – Thailand
26. Gaby Lopez – Mexico
27. Maja Stark – Sweden
28. Anne van Dam – Netherlands
29. Perrine Delacour – France
30. Olivia Cowan – Germany
31. Azahara Munoz – Spain
32. Albane Valenzuela – Switzerland
33. Stephanie Meadow – Ireland
34. Emily Kristine Pedersen – Denmark
35. Esther Henseleit – Germany
36. Nanna Koerstz Madsen – Denmark
37. Peiyun Chien – Chinese Taipei
38. Celine Borge – Norway
39. Klara Davidson Spilkova – Czech Republic
40. Bianca Pagdanganan – Philippines
41. Morgane Metraux – Switzerland
42. Chia Yen Wu – Chinese Taipei
43. Paula Reto – South Africa
44. Maria Fassi – Mexico
45. Diksha Dagar – India
46. Manon De Roey – Belgium
47. Matilda Castren – Finland
48. Daniela Darquea – Ecuador
49. Emma Spitz – Austria
50. Maddie Szeryk – Canada
51. Natasha Andrea Oon – Malaysia
52. Sara Kouskova – Czech Republic
53. Virginia Elena Carta – Italy
54. Ursula Wikstrom – Finland
55. Sarah Schober – Austria
56. Alessandra Fanali – Italy
57. Pia Babnik – Slovenia
58. Dewi Weber – Netherlands
59. Madelene Stavnar – Norway
60. Dottie Ardina – Philippines

Photo Caption: 2020 Summer Olympic Games gold medalist, the United States’ Nelly Korda, currently #5 on the Women’s Olympic Golf Rankings as of December 25, 2023. Will she top the world again at Paris 2024. Photo: Nelly Korda on Instagram

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