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Tournament results: Olympic Games (Women)

Results for the Olympic Games (Women) are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1900
Europe
Abbott, Margaret
47
Gold medal
IOC

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Abbott, Margaret

Score

47

Prize money

Gold medal

Title sponsor

IOC

Played as the Women's Individual golf event (Summer Olympic Games II); the debut appearance of golf at the Games. 9-hole strokeplay format between 10 players from two countries: USA (5) and France (5). Gold medal: Margaret Abbott (USA), score 47. Silver medal: Pauline Whittier (USA) 49. Bronze medal: Daria Pratt (USA) 53. [Compiègne GC, Compiègne, nr Paris, France].

2016
America
268 (-16)
Gold medal
IOC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Park, Inbee

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

Gold medal

Title sponsor

IOC

Played as the Women's Individual golf event (Aug 17-20; Summer Olympic Games XXXI). Shanshan Feng (China; bronze medal) finished 1 shot behind Lydia Ko (NZ; silver), who finished 5 shots behind Park (S Kor; gold). Park became only the second woman to win an Olympic gold medal for golf, following the return of women's golf to the Olympics after an absence of 116 yrs. [Olympic Course, Reserva da Marapendi, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro].

2021
Asia
Korda, Nelly
267 (-17)
Gold medal
IOC

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Korda, Nelly

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

Gold medal

Title sponsor

IOC

Olympic Games Women's Individual golf event (3rd) (Aug 4-7; Summer Olympic Games XXXII). 23-year-old World No.1 Nelly Korda (USA; gold medal) finished 1 shot ahead of Mone Inami (Jpn; silver) and defending champion Lydia Ko (NZ; bronze). Inami beat Ko with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th) to secure the silver medal. [East course, Kasumigaseki CC, Kawagoe, Saitama, nr Tokyo]. Postponed from 2020 due to global coronavirus pandemic.

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