Brooks Koepka closes gap in Olympic Golf Ranking at PGA Championship

by Preston Smith


While Koepka is still on the outside looking in as the fifth-ranked American in the Olympic Golf Ranking, he did leapfrog other contenders Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson to sit just behind Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa with three events to go before the men’s Olympic Golf Ranking is finalized on June 21.

The three-event stretch will consist of this week’s the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and next week’s Palmetto Championship at Congaree before concluding with the year’s third major, the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

The top-15 world-ranked players will be eligible for the Olympics in Tokyo this summer, with a limit of four players from a given country. Beyond the top 15, players will be eligible based on the world rankings, with a maximum of two eligible players from each country that does not already have two or more players among the top-15.