2016 Olympics Golf Tournaments: Park, Rose are Golden

Golf returns to the Summer Olympics; men's and women's tourney recaps

Justin Rose (C) of Great Britain celebrates with the gold medal, Henrik Stenson (L) of Sweden, silver medal, and Matt Kuchar of the United States, bronze medal, after the final round of men's golf on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Gold medal winner Justin Rose in the middle, flanked by silver medalist Henrik Stenson (left) and bronze medalist Matt Kuchar. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

For the first time in more than 100 years, golf was a part of the Olympic Games in 2016. Men's and women's tournaments were played at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The medal winners, final scores and brief recaps of both events appear below.

  • Dates of 2016 Olympics: Aug. 5-21, 2016
  • Site of 2016 Olympics: Olympic Golf Course, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Dates of 2016 Olympic golf tournaments: Men - Aug. 11-14. Women - Aug. 17-20

    2016 Medal Winners

     MenWomen
    GoldJustin Rose, Great BritainInbee Park, Korea
    SilverHenrik Stenson, SwedenLydia Ko, New Zealand
    BronzeMatt Kuchar, USAShanshan Feng, China

    Women's Tournament

    Inbee Park, who hadn't played on the LPGA Tour in the two months prior due to injuries, helped women's golf make its Olympic return by winning the gold medal.

    Park, of South Korea, carded three rounds of 66 plus one more of 70 to become golf's first Olympic gold medal winner since Margaret Ives Abbott of the United States won at the 1900 Olympics. Abbott was the only previous individual women's golf champion in Olympic history prior to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.

    Park opened with consecutive rounds of 66, then carded a 70 in Round 3. But she finished with another 66 in the final round to pull away from silver-medal winner and world No. 1 Lydia Ko of New Zealand. Park finished at 16-under 268, five strokes ahead of runner-up Ko.

    Shanshan Feng of China was the bronze medalist at 274.

    Another Chinese golfer, Xiyu Lin, made her own history, becoming the first woman to score a hole-in-one in the Olympics when she aced a hole in the second round.

    Final Scores

    Inbee Park, Korea66-66-70-66--268
    Lydia Ko, New Zealand69-70-65-69--273
    Shanshan Feng, China70-67-68-69--274
    Harukyo Nomura, Japan69-69-72-65--275
    Stacy Lewis, USA70-63-76-66--275
    Hee Young Yang, Korea73-65-70-67--275
    Brooke Henderson, Canada70-64-75-67--276
    Minjee Lee, Australia69-67-73-67--276
    Charley Hull, Great Britain68-66-74-68--276
    Suzann Pettersen, Norway71-69-69-68--277
    Anna Nordqvist, Sweden71-70-68-69--278
    Gerina Piller, USA69-67-68-74--278
    Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Denmark69-69-72-69--279
    Su Oh, Australia71-72-66-70--279
    In Gee Chun, Korea70-66-72-71--279
    Maria Verchenova, Russia75-70-73-62--280
    Teresa Lu, Taiwan70-67-73-70--280
    Paula Reto, South Africa74-67-68-71--280
    Mariajo Uribe, Colombia70-71-74-66--281
    Lexi Thompson, USA68-71-76-66--281
    Caroline Masson, Germany69-69-75-69--282
    Leona Maguire, Ireland74-65-74-69--282
    Albane Valenzuela, Switzerland71-68-72-71--282
    Azahara Munoz, Spain68-69-73-72--282
    Sandra Gal, Germany71-74-69-69--283
    Pornanong Phatlum, Thailand71-72-69-71--283
    Seiyoung Kim, Korea66-73-73-71--283
    Marianne Skarpnord, Norway69-66-75-73--283
    Catriona Matthew, Great Britain71-66-77-70--284
    Alena Sharp, Canada72-69-75-69--285
    Gaby Lopez, Mexico71-67-76-72--286
    Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden74-73-69-70--286
    Laetitia Beck, Israel75-70-71-70--286
    Stephanie Meadow, Ireland77-66-71-72--286
    Candie Kung, Taiwan67-68-76-75--286
    Nicole Broch Larsen, Denmark67-68-81-71--287
    Tiffany Chan, Hong Kong71-75-73-69--288
    Xiyu Lin, China72-74-74-69--289
    Carlota Ciganda, Spain67-72-78-73--290
    Gwladys Nocera, France73-71-74-72--290
    Aditi Ashok, India68-68-79-76--291
    Shiho Oyama, Japan70-71-77-74--292
    Christine Wolf, Austria71-69-77-76--293
    Alejandra Llaneza, Mexico73-68-73-80--294
    Julieta Granada, Paraguay71-69-76-78--294
    Karine Icher, France73-72-73-76--294
    Ursula Wikstrom, Finland69-71-81-73--294
    Klara Spilkova, Czech Republic77-73-71-74--295
    Noora Tamminen, Finland73-76-72-74--295
    Ashleigh Simon, South Africa75-69-77-75--296
    Kelly Tan, Malaysia78-70-76-73--297
    Miriam Nagl, Brazil79-77-72-70--298
    Giulia Molinaro, Italy78-78-74-70--300
    Victoria Lovelady, Brazil79-75-76-70--300
    Giulia Sergas, Italy77-74-77-74--302
    Chloe Leurquin, Belgium79-78-71-75--303
    Fabienne In-Albon, Switzerland74-78-75-79--306
    Michelle Koh, Malaysia79-71-76-82--308
    Maha Haddioui, Morocco82-76-80-77--315
    Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand136-WD

    Men's Tournament

    After 112 years, golf finally had another gold medal winner in the Olympics, and it was Great Britain's Justin Rose.

    The men's tournament was played first at the 2016 Summer Games, and it was the first golf played in any Olympics since 1904. The 2016 women's tournament followed the men's by a week.

    Rose and Sweden's Henrik Stenson - both major champions, Rose at the 2013 U.S. Open, Stenson at the 2016 British Open - battled throughout the final day of the four-round, stroke-play tournament. The lead was never more than one stroke, and they reached the final hole with Rose holding that 1-stroke edge.

    And Rose essentially won it with a 40-yard pitch shot to the final green that settled three feet from the cup. He rolled in the short birdie putt to finish off a final round of 67 and complete the tournament at 16-under 268.

    Stenson earned the silver medal at 270, and Matt Kuchar of the United States took bronze at 271.

    Rose had another accomplishment of note in the event: In the first round, on the par-3 No. 4 hole, Rose scored the first hole-in-one in Olympic golf history.

    Final Scores

    Justin Rose, Great Britain67-69-65-67--268
    Henrik Stenson, Sweden66-68-68-68--270
    Matt Kuchar, USA69-70-69-63--271
    Thomas Pieters, Belgium67-66-77-65--275
    Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain67-70-71-68--276
    Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand71-69-69-67--276
    Marcus Fraser, Australia63-69-72-72--276
    Sergio Garcia, Spain69-72-70-66--277
    Bubba Watson, USA73-67-67-70--277
    Emiliano Grillo, Argentina70-69-68-70--277
    Patrick Reed, USA72-69-73-64--278
    Bernd Wiesberger, Austria74-67-69-68--278
    Byeong Hun An, Korea68-72-70-68--278
    David Lingmerth, Sweden69-70-68-71--278
    Martin Kaymer, Germany69-72-72-66--279
    Seamus Power, Ireland71-67-74-67--279
    Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand70-75-67-67--279
    Fabrizio Zanotti, Paraguay70-74-68-67--279
    Fabian Gomez, Argentina70-67-73-69--279
    Graham DeLaet, Canada66-71-74-69--280
    Alex Cejka, Germany67-71-74-69--281
    Yuta Ikeda, Japan74-69-69-69--281
    Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark73-68-70-70--281
    Gregory Bourdy, France67-69-72-73--281
    Mikko Ilonen, Finland73-69-66-73--281
    Padraig Harrington, Ireland70-71-67-73--281
    Danny Lee, New Zealand72-65-76-69--282
    Matteo Manassero, Italy69-73-71-69--282
    Joost Luiten, Netherlands72-70-70-70--282
    David Hearn, Canada73-70-74-66--283
    Wu Ashun, China74-71-70-68--283
    Nino Bertasio, Italy72-72-71-68--283
    Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark70-68-74-71--283
    Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium68-71-71-73--283
    Cheng Tsung Pan, Taiwan69-69-71-74--283
    Rodolfo Cazaubon, Mexico76-66-68-73--283
    Danny Willett, Great Britain71-70-69-74--284
    Rickie Fowler, USA75-71-64-74--284
    Felipe Aguilar, Chile71-71-75-68--285
    Adilson da Silva, Brazil72-71-73-69--285
    Ryan Fox, New Zealand70-73-74-68--285
    Scott Hend, Australia74-69-71-71--285
    Jeunghun Wang, Korea70-72-77-67--286
    Espen Kofstad, Norway72-76-69-69--286
    Roope Kakko, Finland72-76-68-70--286
    Jaco Van Zyl, South Africa71-74-70-71--286
    Gavin Green, Malaysia73-74-72-68--287
    Danny Chia, Malaysia73-70-76-69--288
    Jose-Filipe Lima, Portugal70-70-77-71--288
    Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela72-76-71-70--289
    Hao Tong Li, China70-73-71-75--289
    SSP Chawrasia, India71-71-69-78--289
    Miguel Luis Tabuena, Philippines73-75-73-70--291
    Shingo Katayama, Japan74-75-77-66-292
    Julien Quesne, France71-79-72-71--293
    Brandon Stone, South Africa75-72-71-75--293
    Anirban Lahiri, India74-73-75-72--294
    Siddikur Rahman, Bangladesh75-70-75-75--295
    Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal73-68-76-80--297
    Wen-Tang Lin, Taiwan77-77--WD