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Predicting who will win medals in golf at 2021 Olympics

Golfweek logo Golfweek 7/28/2021 Todd Kelly
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After a 112-year absence, golf returned to the Summer Olympics in 2016. Now, five years later, it’s back again this week, with Kasumigaseki Country Club outside Tokyo serving as the host site for back-to-back 72-hole tournaments.

First, the men, which took to the course July 28-31. The women’s competition will then follow Aug. 3-6.

All three medal winners from five years ago on the women’s side are back: gold medal winner Inbee Park, silver medalist Lydia Ko and bronze medal winner Shanshan Feng.

Team USA will match South Korea for the first time by sending four players, with Jessica Korda taking the fourth and final spot, joining No. 1-ranked Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson and Danielle Kang.

On the men’s side, Patrick Reed was joined by Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele.

So who’s going to bring home the hardware this time around?

Golfweek‘s Steve DiMeglio projects the outcome for the men, while Beth Ann Nichols predicts the women.

Men

Gold

Prediction: Justin Thomas, U.S.

Winner: Xander Schauffele, U.S.

Silver

Prediction: Sungjae Im, South Korea.

Winner: Rory Sabbatini, Slovakia.

Bronze

Prediction: Tommy Fleetwood, Great Britain.

Winner: C.T. Pan, Chinese Taipei.

Women

Gold: Jin Young Ko, South Korea

Silver: Nelly Korda, U.S.

Bronze: Yuka Saso, Philippines

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