Cary — No changes to the Olympic golf qualifying system are planned, the International Golf Federation (IGF), which runs the event, said after the sport shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. This could deal a hammer blow to the chances of Tiger Woods qualifying for Tokyo 2020, and for Park In-bee’s hopes of being eligible to defend her title from Rio 2016.

Based on the rankings, Woods (US) and Park (South Korea) would not qualify for their respective teams. But scrambling the equation is that even if the Olympics goes ahead, many golfers could opt out, much as they did from Rio 2016 due to concerns over the Zika virus...

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