Photos: 2021 Olympics at Kasumigaseki Country Club near Tokyo

Golf was an official sport in the Summer Olympics in Paris in 1900 and then again in St. Louis in 1904 Games.

Then the sport took a 112-year Olympic hiatus, finally returning to Rio in 2016 when Brazil was the host nation.

Justin Rose, who won gold in 2016, also recorded the first-ever Olympics hole-in-one. However, he is not back to defend. The 2016 gold medal winner on the women’s side, Inbee Park, will be back for the top prize.

“I’ve achieved a lot in golf,” said Park, “won a lot of majors, won a lot of tournaments, but winning the gold medal was something really different. I wish a lot of the players think the same and treat Olympics the same. I think it’s definitely something that you should experience.”

The men’s competition will be held July 29-Aug. 1 at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan. The women’s competition is Aug. 4-7 at the same locale.

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