Fox and Hillier to be confirmed for Olympics

New Zealand golfers Ryan Fox and Daniel Hillier have been confirmed in the 60-player field for next month’s men’s golf competition at the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The 60 players earned their spots based on the official International Golf Federation world ranking list as of Monday.

Each of the top 15 players in the Official World Golf Ranking were eligible, with countries limited to a maximum of four participants. The remainder of the field was determined directly from the IGF ranking list.

Fox and Hillier’s places will now be confirmed by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Fox has competed twice at the Olympics, while this will be the first for Hillier.

American Xander Schauffele will return to the Olympics to defend his gold medal from four years ago. He will be joined by fellow Americans Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark and Collin Morikawa.

Patrick Cantlay rose to eighth in the world after his tie for third at the US Open on Sunday, but he was narrowly edged out by seventh-ranked Morikawa. Bryson DeChambeau claimed his second US Open title at Pinehurst, but he finished as the sixth-highest-ranked American, 10th in the OWGR.

The competition is scheduled for 1-4 August at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, the site of the 2018 Ryder Cup and the host of the DP World Tour’s Open de France since 1991.

The women’s Olympic golf field will be finalised next week following the Womens PGA Championship.

Lydia Ko is guaranteed a start while Momoka Kobori could also make the field.

Daniel Hillier

Olympic men’s field (Official World Golf Ranking)

USA

Scottie Scheffler (1)

Xander Schauffele (3)

Wyndham Clark (5)

Collin Morikawa (7)

Ireland

Rory McIlroy (2)

Shane Lowry (33)

Sweden

Ludvig Aberg (4)

Alex Noren (55)

Norway

Viktor Hovland (6)

Kris Ventura (281)

Spain

Jon Rahm (9)

David Puig (113)

Japan

Hideki Matsuyama (12)

Keita Nakajima (83)

Great Britain

Tommy Fleetwood (13)

Matt Fitzpatrick (18)

France

Matthieu Pavon (20)

Vitor Perez (78)

Austria

Sepp Straka (21)

Australia

Jason Day (24)

Min Woo Lee (36)

South Korea

Tom Kim (26)

Byeong Hun An (27)

Canada

Nick Taylor (35)

Corey Conners (37)

South Africa

Christiaan Bezuidenhout (40)

Erik van Rooyen (67)

Germany

Stephan Jaeger (42)

Matti Schmid (134)

Denmark

Nicolai Hojgaard (44)

Thorbjorn Olesen (85)

Belgium

Thomas Detry (48)

Argentina

Emiliano Grillo (52)

Alejandro Tosti (98)

New Zealand

Ryan Fox (59)

Daniel Hillier (190)

Poland

Adrian Meronk (73)

Chile

Joaquin Niemann (99)

Cristobel Del Solar (195)

Finland

Sami Valimaki (100)

Taiwan

Kevin Yu (108)

C.T. Pan (140)

Netherlands

Joost Luiten (147)

Darius van Driel (237)

China

Carl Yuan (155)

Marty Dou Zecheng (338)

Colombia

Camilo Villegas (177)

Nico Echevarria (269)

Italy

Matteo Manassero (180)

Guido Migliozzi (198)

Belgium

Adrien Dumont de Chassart (187)

India

Subshankar Sharma (219)

Gaganjeet Bhullar (261)

Puerto Rico

Rafael Campos (221)

Mexico

Carlos Ortiz (240)

Abraham Ancer (312)

Thailand

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (242)

Phachara Khongwatmai (287)

Malaysia

Gavin Green (257)

Paraguay

Fabrizio Zanotti (343)

-RNZ/Reuters

According to the news on Radio New Zealand

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