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IGF confirms Draw For Men’s Olympic Competition

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Padraig Harrington will take shot at 7:41 in round 1 (Image Credit: zimbio.com)

Rio de Janeiro: The apex Golf body, International Golf Federation, has announced the draw for the first and second rounds of the Men’s Competition at Rio 2016.  On August 11, 2016, at 7.30am Brazil time, history will be made when golf returns to the Olympic fold.

The first tee shot will see Brazilian, Adilson da Silva, starting the proceedings. Canadian Graham DeLaet, whose countryman George Lyon won the Olympic gold medal in 1904, the last time golf was part of the Olympic programme, will tee off second.  Also appearing this Olympics will be Byeong Hun An, the son of two Olympic table tennis medalists at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, who will complete the group.

The Rio 2016 Summer Games will also have three-time major champion Padraig Harrington from Ireland and Italy’s Matteo Manassero, who will play together in the second group out at 7.41am.  They will be joined by New Zealand’s Danny Lee.

The list also include 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett from England who will play with American Matt Kuchar and China’s Haotong Li at 9.03am.  After them will be two-time Masters winner, Bubba Watson, who will tee off at 9.14am in the same group as former US Open champion Martin Kaymer from Germany and India’s Anirban Lahiri.  Siddikur Rahman from Bangladesh will begin his first round at 10.14am in a group with the Netherlands’ Joost Luiten and Portuguese Ricardo Melo Gouveial.

A full listing of the draw including Thursday and Friday tee times is as under.

Golf Schedule