With the men’s competition complete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, attention now falls to the women who will begin play this coming Wednesday, August 17th.
The draw for the the first two rounds of the women’s golf competition was released on Monday.
The field field of 60 players will be seeking the first women’s golf gold medal in 116 years. In 1900 Margaret Abbott of the United States won the golf competition at the Paris Olympiad.
Miriam Nagl of host nation Brazil will be given the privilege of striking the opening tee shot at 7:30 a.m. local time.
World No.3, Canadian Brooke Henderson, will play alongside two-time major champion Suzann Pettersen of Norway and fourth ranked Lexi Thompson of the United States at 9:14am.
Canada’s other representative, Alena Sharp, will tee off at 10:25 on Wednesday along Gaby Lopez of Mexico and Shanshan Feng of China.
Need to wish the ladies best of luck next week as well. Quick team selfie with a couple gold medal hopefuls. 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/SYi5yTdg5M
— Graham DeLaet (@GrahamDeLaet) August 14, 2016