PGA: Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler lead U.S. quartet for Olympics

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The 60-player field for next month’s men’s golf competition at the 2024 Summer Olympics was finalized on Monday.

The competition is scheduled for Aug. 1-4 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 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.

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.

“The United States is home to some of the best golfers in the world and it’s an honor to introduce the four men that will represent Team USA on a global stage,” USA Golf executive director Andy Levinson said. “Since the return of golf to the Olympic Games, Team USA has reached the podium on both occasions with Matt Kuchar earning bronze in Rio and Xander Schauffele bringing home gold in Tokyo. With such a talented team going to Paris, we feel confident in Team USA’s continued success.”

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

Meanwhile, Canada’s Corey Conners snuck one spot ahead of countryman Adam Hadwin, moving to 37th in the OWGR following his tie for ninth at Pinehurst.

OLYMPIC MEN’S FIELD (OWGR)

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)

The women’s competition will take place Aug. 7-10 at Le Golf National.

–Field Level Media

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