Peter Dawson, President of the International Golf Federation, said: “We are delighted by the strong showing of golf during the Olympics. We were always confident that we would deliver high-quality men’s and women’s competitions and we have witnessed that over the last two weeks.
“Golf’s success has been endorsed by strong viewing figures throughout the world and genuine interest from enthusiastic crowds in Rio. To see medalists crowned from six different nations is hugely gratifying.
“It is very important that we continue to be a supportive, contributing member of the Olympic family. We believe the values of our sport complement those of the Olympic movement and I am both hopeful and confident that we will continue to play our part beyond 2020.”
About the International Golf Federation
The IGF was founded in 1958 to encourage the international development of the game and to employ golf as a vehicle to foster friendship and sportsmanship. The IGF is comprised of 146 National Federation Members in 141 countries and 22 Professional Members. The IGF serves as the International Olympic Committee’s recognised International Federation for golf.