The 2016 Rio games will be the first Olympics after 112 years to host a golf event.

Golf was discontinued in Olympics after being played in 1900 and 1904 but has been reintroduced for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.

Several top-ranked golfers including world number one Jason Day and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy have withdrawn from the event.

Source: Inshorts