Report: Olympic golf expected to extend to 2024

Justin Rose

After a well-received debut this summer in Rio, golf is expected to remain in the Olympics until at least 2024 according to a report from the U.K.’s Guardian.

The publication cited an anonymous source within the International Olympic Committee who said that it would be “very surprising” if golf was left off the roster of sports in eight years’ time.

Golf’s re-introduction to the Olympics after a 112-year hiatus featured plans for inclusion in both 2016 and 2020, with its long-term fate in the quadrennial games evaluated at a later date. While several high-profile players chose not to participate this summer, response from those who did play was largely positive as Justin Rose and Inbee Park took home gold medals for Great Britain and South Korea, respectively.

Golf’s place in the 2024 Olympics will officially be voted upon in September in conjunction with the IOC naming a host site. The finalists for hosting the 2024 Games are Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary.

The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan, with the golf competition held at Kasumigaseki Country Club.