Olympic Games (Women)
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].
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].
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.
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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