Team USA announces Olympic golf team

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Four U.S. women’s golfers are bound for Tokyo.

The qualification for the Olympic tournament was largely based on the Rolex Women’s World Golf rankings. Jessica and Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang and Lexi Thompson finished as the top four U.S. golfers, making each of them eligible for Tokyo.

Fresh off of her first major tournament win Sunday at the Women’s PGA Championship, Nelly Korda is currently the United States’ top-ranked women’s golfer. Sister Jessica, ranked No. 13 in the world, also clinched the final Olympic qualification spot this past weekend.

Kang won the Women’s PGA Championship in 2017 and is currently ranked No. 6 in the world. She, too, will be making her Olympics debut.

Thompson is the only returner among the group, having competed in her first Olympics in 2016. She shot a three-under par and finished tied for 19th in Rio.

The women’s Olympic golf tournament is set to begin Wednesday, Aug. 4 at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, Japan.