Golf made a triumphant return to the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio after last being included in 1904.

60 female golfers got the opportunity to represent their country in this prestigious event. It took a traditional format with four rounds of 18 holes to decide who will take home the gold medal.

Altogether 34 nations were represented which lead to an exciting event. This allowed the best players in the world go all out by producing fantastic golf shots and breaking records.

Here are the moments we think made the Olympics.

5. Record Breaker

Russia’s Maria Verchenova who set a new Olympic record with her 9-under 62 during the final round

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Maria Verchenova of Russia looks on from the eighth tee during the Women's Golf Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

4. Missed Putts

We’ve all been there when you got to tap in a short putt. Unfortunately Haru Nomura missed her 2 inch putt at the biggest golf event of the year.

3. First hole in one… what a time to do it!

Lydia Ko cards her first professional hole in one during the third round of the Olympics on the 8th hole

2. Inbee grabs gold

Park’s final round of 66 was enough to secure her the gold medal by an impressive 5 shots.

Inbee Park

1. Justin win GB Gold

We couldn’t do Olympic highlights and not include Great Britain’s Justin Rose. He birdied the final hole to beat Henrik Stenson by two shots.

Justin Rose

Alex Perry


Alex is a Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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