International Golf Federation

Golf returned to the Olympic Games in Rio after a hiatus of 112 years. Several of the sport’s top players decided not to take part, generating some negative media coverage, but the International Golf Federation’s executive director Antony Scanlon tells Frank Dunne why Rio was an ‘outstanding success’ for the sport

Former women's golf professional Annika Sörenstam has been elected the new president of the International Golf Federation, effective January 1, 2021.

Senior golf executives have expressed their confidence that the sport has done enough to secure long-term status on the Olympic Programme following its successful return at the summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Ty Votaw, vice-president of the International Golf Federation (IGF), has said Rio de Janeiro’s new golf course must adhere to an agronomy scheme if it is to effectively deliver the sport’s return to the Olympic Games next summer.

The International Golf Federation (IGF) has unveiled the system that will be used to determine which players qualify to take part at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson is doubtful that a planned test event for the sport can be staged a year ahead of the 2016 summer Olympics due to the slow progress of a revamp of the designated course for the Games in Rio de Janeiro.