Pros advice

Inbee Park disappointed with Olympic qualifying criteria


Inbee Park has lashed out at the unfair qualifying criteria mapped out for the Olympic Games in Rio.

Park, one of the top ranked female players in the world, feels that the tournament will suffer from not having enough big names heading to Brazil due to the criteria necessary to qualify.

The current rules stipulate that sixty players will compete in the men’s and women’s events in Rio de Janeiro, with each country being allocated spots for a maximum of four players.

However, the country in which Park was born South Korea, has only 15 players in the top 28 women’s rankings.

'If you are in the world's top 50, you should be able to play in the Olympics ... There's some countries where (players) ranked No. 300, 400 will play, but obviously not Koreans,'' Park said.

Speaking at the British Open on Wednesday, Park also said she found it ‘disappointing’ that all the best players won’t be at the Olympics due to these strict rulings on ranking.


What do you think about the criteria to qualify for the Olympic Games? Is it fair or should there be new rules put in place to give every golfer a better chance of making the cut? Let us know.



Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest News
  • AG News: Garcia named European Tour Golfer of the Year

    The Golfer of the Year – an award Ballesteros won on three occasions in 1986, ‘88 and ‘91 – is voted for by the golf media. He beat off competition from Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Rookie of the Year Jon Rahm...
    Read more

  • AG News: McDowell and Lowry come up just short as Stricker wins Shootout at 50

    Presidents Cup skipper Steve Stricker returned to the winner's circle after capturing the QBE Shootout with compatriot Sean O'Hair...
    Read more

  • AG News: Sharma completes fairy-tale week in South Africa

    Shubhankar Sharma showed no signs of nerves in notching up his first European Tour win plus the best of the action...
    Read more

More news
 View More Button
Latest Videos
  • Video: Top 5 Winter On-course Coaching Tips

    In this video, PGA Pro Nick Taylor brings us five tips to help players perform better on the green in winter...
    Read more

  • AG News: American Golf Christmas Ad 2017

    The 2017 American Golf Christmas ad has landed, and this year it is packed with amazing deals and offers. From golf balls and clothing through to golf clubs and equipment, there's sure to be something here to entice every golfer this festive season...
    Read more

  • Video: Winter On-course Coaching Tips - Chipping onto the green in winter

    Nick Taylor shows us how to chip onto the green in winter by offering some vital tips and hints to give you the best chance of success on the golf course...
    Read more

More news
View More Button