Golf at the Tokyo Olympics will feature men’s and women’s 72-hole, stroke-play tournaments held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, about 30 miles outside Tokyo.
60 men and 60 women compete in separate individual stroke-play events over 72 holes. The lowest aggregate score wins. One round of 18 holes is scheduled on four consecutive days. There are 20 tee times each day with players grouped in threesomes. For the first two rounds, groupings are announced at least two days prior to the opening round. They change for each of the final two rounds with players teeing off in reverse order of the leaderboard (the leader going out last). The entire field participates on all four days (there is no cut).
In the event of a tie for any of the first three positions, a playoff will determine the medal winners. The playoff will be on a hole-by-hole basis (one hole at a time) until the medalists have been determined.
After being contested at the 1900 Paris and 1904 St. Louis Games, golf was cut from the Olympic program until returning for the 2016 Rio Games, where the gold medalists were Great Britain’s Justin Rose and South Korea’s Inbee Park.