USA GOLF announces Women’s Team for Olympic Games in Paris

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Nelly Korda with her Gold Medal in Tokyo (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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USA GOLF announced the three women that will represent the United States at the Olympic Games Paris 2024, set for August 7-10 at Le Golf National.

The team is highlighted by World No. 1 Nelly Korda, who won the gold medal at the women’s golf competition at the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. In addition to Korda, the women’s trio includes No. 2 Lilia Vu and No. 9 Rose Zhang, who will both make their Olympic Games debuts.

Golf will return to the Olympic Games for just the third time since 1904 after its return in 2016, with fields of 60 players for both men and women in a 72-hole stroke-play format at Le Golf National.

The three athletes qualified for Team USA based on their standing on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings at the close of the Olympic qualification period following the completion of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

“With the addition of Korda, Vu and Zhang to the team, USA GOLF has an extremely talented group of men and women representing the United States this summer,” said USA GOLF Executive Director Andy Levinson. “These three women enter Olympic golf competition with a combined eight victories on the LPGA Tour this season and are poised to reach the podium in Paris.”

Nelly Korda – Bradenton, Florida

“I’m honored to represent the United States once again on the Olympic stage this summer in Paris. Winning the gold medal in Tokyo was a dream come true and an incredible highlight to my career. I’m looking forward to defending my gold medal and bringing home some more hardware for Team USA.”

  • Won the gold medal at the women’s golf competition at the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo
  • World No. 1 and Race to CME Globe leader; has led in the Rolex Rankings since March 2024 (15 weeks), her sixth time holding the top spot in the Rankings in her career
  • 14-time LPGA Tour winner and two-time major champion, including the 2024 Chevron Championship; has six wins on Tour in 2024
  • Three-time U.S. Solheim Cup Team member (2019, 2021, 2023) and 2023 U.S. Team member at the Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown
  • Was a member of the 2015 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup Team as an amateur

Lilia Vu – Fountain Valley, California

“Representing Team USA at the Olympics has been a goal of mine, and to now get the chance to head to Paris this summer is surreal. I’m excited to be a part of this year’s competition and can’t wait to get out there and try to win a medal of my own in August.”

  • Former World No. 1, current Rolex Rankings No. 2
  • Five-time LPGA Tour winner, including two major championship titles at the 2024 Chevron Championship and 2024 AIG Women’s Open; most recently won the Meijer LPGA Classic in her first official start since March
  • Earned Rolex Player of the Year honors and the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award in 2023
  • Named Epson Tour Player of the Year (2021)
  • Represented the U.S. at the 2023 Solheim Cup and Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown
  • As an amateur, was a member of the winning 2018 Curtis Cup, Arnold Palmer Cup and Espirito Santo Trophy teams
  • Played collegiate golf at UCLA, winning eight individual titles in her career and was the 2018 Pac-12 Player of the Year

Rose Zhang – Irvine, California

“There’s nothing like wearing the red, white and blue on a global stage. To do so now at the Olympics is something I could only imagine and I’m incredibly grateful to be competing in Paris this summer. I am so excited to join my teammates at Le Golf National in a few weeks and represent Team USA in front of the world.”

  • Two-time LPGA Tour winner, including a win at the 2024 Cognizant Founders Cup
  • Member of the 2023 U.S. Solheim Cup Team
  • Won the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur, 2021 U.S. Girls’ Junior and 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur
  • Played collegiate golf at Stanford University and ranked No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 141 weeks, the most of any player in history
  • Three-time winner of the Mark H. McCormack Medal (2020, 2021, 2022) and two-time ANNIKA Award winner (2022, 2023)
  • Won the Mixed Team Gold Medal at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, and is the first player to play on the USA GOLF team in the Pan Am Games and the Olympic Games.
  • Represented the U.S. in numerous amateur team competitions, including the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship played at Le Golf National, along with Junior Solheim Cup (2017, 2019), Junior Ryder Cup (2018), Curtis Cup (2021, 2022), Arnold Palmer Cup (2022) and Espirito Santo Trophy (2022)

In Paris, both the men’s and women’s teams will be outfitted in a custom J.Lindeberg “Red, White, Blue for Gold” collection. J. Lindeberg is the Official Apparel Provider for USA GOLF for the upcoming two Olympic Games.

“As these talented athletes take to the field, they will be expected to be standard-bearers of excellence,” says Hans-Christian Meyer, CEO of J.Lindeberg. “And their gear, crafted with our utmost precision and care, will help them make that statement to the world.”

Men’s golf at the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will take place August 1-4, with Scottie Scheffler (No. 1), Xander Schauffele (No. 3), Wyndham Clark (No. 5) and Collin Morikawa (No. 7) representing Team USA.

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