With only a few months left for the onset of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, all eyes are eagerly waiting to see if Tiger Woods Qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020 event this time. In 2016, Rio Olympics, despite being qualified, pro golfers opted to stay away from the event. But this time, the event will be more interesting with the hopes of golf master Tiger woods qualification.
Golf became the official sports discipline in the Olympics for the first time at the Rio Olympics Games, where Tiger woods due to several injuries was unable to qualify the event. The star player is now fit and healthy to clinch the gold medal in the most prosperous event of the decade.
The Olympic rules state that the top two ranked players from each country need to qualify for the event. Also, the top 15 players from the official World Golf ranking get an official entry to play the stroke play tournament.
However, it will be an arduous challenge for the players to spot their place, as they have to defeat the world’s sixth-ranked golfer, Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods after beating the strong contender Patrick Cantlay is currently standing in the fourth place. In terms of ranking, World No.1 Brooks Koepka, World No. 4 Justin Thomas and World No. 5 Dustin Johnson is positioned in front of the Tiger Woods. According to the Olympic rules, only 4 players from one country could qualify for the event.
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The Olympics Qualification for the Men’s Golf event begins from July 30 to 2nd August. So Tiger Woods has to outperform 7th ranked Cantlay and also other American players to see himself in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.
Farmers Insurance Open will be the first official Golf tournament, where Tiger possesses an outstanding record of winning the tournament seven times so far. So this time, he is certainly aiming to capture the eight title and claim the coveted fourth spot. Before the June 22nd deadline, Tiger Woods is expected to play at least eight tour events, including Farmers.
Xander Schauffele (World No.9), Webb Simpson (No.11), Patrick Reed (No.12), Gary Woodland (No.15), Tony Finau (No.16) and Bryson Dechambeau are some of the American contenders who can showcase a stiff challenge to Tiger Woods to spot a place in the Olympics.
If Tiger Woods is unable to mark his place in the top 4 and finishes in the fifth rank, the injury of one of the players from the top place is the only scenario that could lead him to play in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. However, International Golf Federations president, Peter Dawson, stated “ I’m sure Tiger wouldn’t want to get into the Games that way. There may be some of that.”