Olympic Golf: All You Need To Know…
With golf in the Olympics for the first time in 112 years, there’s a lot you need to know. The GB team of Justin Rose and recent Masters champion Danny Willett will be teeing off at 13.03 BST and 14.58 BST.
With none of the top four players in the world competing, it has sparked a heat of debate. With Rory McIlroy snubbing the tournament stating he would rather represent Ireland than GB, it has left a bitter taste with the British public; and can be linked to a hint of Andy Murray’s comments which controversially had people cheering anyone but him at Wimbledon.
The two Irishmen – who weren’t afraid of growing the game, are Padraig Harrington and Seamus Power. The pair tee off at 11.41 BST and 14.47 BST.
The tournament is a four day singles event in which the top three players medal. The USA team have four representations opposed to most countries having one or two.
Below is a full list of the tee time ET:
Can you predict the winner?
8:30 a.m. Thursday, 10:25 a.m. Friday: Adilson da Silva (BRA), Graham DeLaet (CAN), Byeong-Hun An (KOR)
8:41 a.m. Thursday, 10:36 a.m. Friday: Padraig Harrington (IRL), Matteo Manassero (ITA), Danny Lee (NZL)
8:52 a.m. Thursday, 10:47 a.m. Friday: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA), Gavin Green (MAS), Thomas Pieters (BEL)
9:03 a.m. Thursday, 11:03 a.m. Friday: Julien Quesne (FRA), Marcus Fraser (AUS), Shingo Katayama (JPN)
9:14 a.m. Thursday, 11:14 a.m. Friday: Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL), Jeunghun Wang (KOR), Espen Kofstad (NOR)
9:25 a.m. Thursday, 11:25 a.m. Friday: Felipe Aguilar (CHI), Danny Chia (MAS), Soren Kjeldsen (DEN)
9:41 a.m. Thursday, 11:36 a.m. Friday: Fabian Gomez (ARG), David Lingmerth (SWE), Jose Filipe Lima (POR)
9:52 a.m. Thursday, 11:47 a.m. Friday: Rodolfo Cazaubon (MEX), Bernd Wiesberger (AUT), Brandon Stone (RSA)
10:03 a.m. Thursday, 11:58 a.m. Friday: Danny Willett (GBR), Matt Kuchar (USA), Haotong Li (CHN)
10:14 a.m. Thursday, 12:09 p.m. Friday: Bubba Watson (USA), Martin Kaymer (GER), Anirban Lahiri (IND)
10:25 a.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Friday: Jaco van Zyl (RSA), Mikko Ilonen (FIN), David Hearn (CAN)
10:36 a.m. Thursday, 8:41 a.m. Friday: Gregory Bourdy (FRA), Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR), C.T. Pan (TPE)
10:47 a.m. Thursday, 8:52 a.m. Friday: Yuta Ikeda (JPN), Roope Kakko (FIN), Miguel Tabuena (PHI)
11:03 a.m. Thursday, 9:03 a.m. Friday: Ashun Wu (CHN), Nino Bertasio (ITA), Scott Hend (AUS)
11:14 a.m. Thursday, 9:14 a.m. Friday: Joost Luiten (NED), Ricardo Gouveia (POR), Siddikur Rahman (BAN)
11:25 a.m. Thursday, 9:25 a.m. Friday: Sergio Garcia (ESP), Patrick Reed (USA), Emiliano Grillo (ARG)
11:36 a.m. Thursday, 9:41 a.m. Friday: Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN), Alex Cejka (GER), Ryan Fox (NZL)
11:47 a.m. Thursday, 9:52 a.m. Friday: S.S.P. Chawrasia (IND), Seamus Power (IRL), Wen-Tang Lin (TPE)
11:58 a.m. Thursday, 10:03 a.m. Friday: Rickie Fowler (USA), Justin Rose (GBR), Jhonattan Vegas (VEN)
12:09 p.m. Thursday, 10:14 a.m. Friday: Henrik Stenson (SWE), Thongchai Jaidee (THA), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP)