Following Justin Rose's historic gold medal in Rio, the women now have the stage at the Olympics. Here are a few marquee early-round groups to keep an eye on in Brazil, as 60 women compete for glory and hardware beginning Wednesday (all times ET). Click here for full-field tee times.
10:03 a.m. Thursday, 11:58 a.m. Friday: Gerina Piller (USA), Azahara Munoz (ESP), Inbee Park (KOR)
Piller was the last American to gain entry into the Olympics, sneaking into the top 15 in the world during the final week of qualification. She'll play the first two rounds alongside Munoz, who has been a Solheim Cup stalwart and helped Spain win the International Crown two years ago, and Park, who continues to battle a thumb injury that has plagued her all summer.
10:14 a.m. Thursday, 12:09 p.m. Friday: Brooke Henderson (CAN), Suzann Pettersen (NOR), Lexi Thompson (USA)
Henderson is up to No. 3 in the world after earning her breakthrough major title earlier this year outside Seattle. The Canadian teen will be grouped alongside a pair of fellow major champions in Pettersen and Thompson, the latter of whom sits just behind Henderson at No. 4 in the world rankings.
11:58 a.m. Thursday, 10:03 a.m. Friday: Stacy Lewis (USA), Ariya Jutanugarn (THA), Sei-Young Kim (KOR)
Lewis heads to Brazil to make her first start as a married woman, still eyeing her first worldwide win in more than two years. Jutanugarn is No. 2 in the world after her stirring victory at the Women's British Open, while Kim has racked up five LPGA wins since February 2015.
12:09 p.m. Thursday, 10:14 a.m. Friday: Lydia Ko (NZL), Anna Nordqvist (SWE), Charley Hull (GBR)
Ko is the top-ranked player in the world and will be one of the top draws in Rio as she looks to make history on behalf of New Zealand. Nordqvist will look to emulate her countryman Stenson's result - or perhaps better - after her controversial runner-up at the U.S. Women's Open, while Hull hopes to give Great Britain a sweep of the golf gold medals in Rio.