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The Australian Olympic Committee has announced the four-person golf team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with Olympian Minjee Lee named for her second Rio Games and Hannah Green, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith to make their Olympic debuts.

With their world rankings, the golfers secured their places for Tokyo, with Lee (14), Green (15), Smith (28) and Leishman (34) being the top Australians on tour.

Lee, who finished seventh in Rio 2016, is a five-time winner of the LPGA Tour, with two top 10 finishes in the 2021 season. Green has already achieved four top 10 finishes on the LPGA Tour this season, including took second place at the Women’s World Championships in April, and was only the third Australian to win a major when she won the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship.

Leishman and Smith have both played on the greatest stages in golf, with Smith finishing second in the 2020 Masters and Leishman finishing in the Masters top 5 this year. The couple teamed up in April to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and will team up again as Australia’s two male golfers in Tokyo 2020.


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Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission for Tokyo Ian Chesterman congratulated the golfers on their selection.

“We are very excited to have these four wonderful golfers join the Australian Olympic team for Tokyo,” said Chesterman. “Congratulations to Minjee, Hannah, Cameron and Marc, it’s fantastic to have you on the team.

“These four athletes have shown that they can compete at the highest level and I know they will represent Australia with distinction both on and off the golf course.

“We are very excited to have golf on the Olympic program, it will be huge in Japan and millions of Australian fans will be cheering it on from home.

“Today is not just a time to celebrate, not just for the players, but also for their family, friends, coaches, supporters and everyone at Golf Australia who helped them reach this Olympic milestone.”

Green, who is currently in hotel quarantine after a competition abroad, is delighted to be named Australia’s third ever Olympic golfer.

“I’m very happy to go to Tokyo and I can’t wait to get there,” said Green. “It’s very cool to be set in stone after trying to qualify.

“[Rio Olympians] Minjee, Su Oh and I are close. We grew up with junior golf and we also graduated as professional golf together and are now Olympians. That sounds pretty special.

“There are 60 great players in the field in Tokyo and we hope for a good result. I made it a point to come home to rest and prepare so that I can get my best result in Tokyo. “

The 37-year-old Leishman sees participation in the Olympic Games as a unique opportunity.

“Growing up as a golfer, you never thought of representing your country in the Olympics,” said Leishman.

“Having the opportunity to represent your country is a great honor that I am looking forward to. It would be a great thing to take home a medal for your country.

Queenslander Smith, 27, said he loved playing on tour in Japan and is looking forward to playing in Tokyo again.

“Just being part of the Olympic squad is a fantastic feeling,” said Smith. “It’s something I didn’t really think we’d ever have a chance to grow up about.

“Every chance I get to fly the Australian flag and put on the green and gold, I’m there, I’m super pumped.”

James Sutherland, CEO of Golf Australia, welcomed today’s announcement.

“We are excited to see what these four great athletes can do to represent both golf and the Australian Olympic team in Tokyo,” said Sutherland.

“Minjee, Hannah, Marc and Cameron are not only outstanding golfers, but also excellent ambassadors for our sport and we know that they especially watch the golf community with great interest at the games and hope that we can win our first Olympic medal in the sport. “

Australian Olympic team for Tokyo – Golf

Surname

Age

Olympic games.

On site

Status

Post Code

Hannah Green

24

debut

Lathlain

WA

6100

Minjee Lee

25th

2. (2016)

Winthrop

WA

6150

Marc Leishman

37

debut

Warrnambool

VIC

3208

Cameron Smith

27

debut

Brisbane

QLD

4000

The golf competition takes place from July 29th to August 1st (men) and from 4th to 7th August. August (women) at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.

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