The 2012 Olympic Games came to a close Sunday night in London, with many of the athletes soaking up the final moments, waving to the crowd and kissing the medals hung around their necks.
Though the format is subject to change, the competition currently will feature 60 men and 60 women in separate 72-hole stroke-play tournaments that will award gold, silver and bronze medals.
The top 15 players in the Official World Golf Ranking and Rolex World Ranking automatically qualify, but each country is allowed no more than four players if they are among the top 15. After the top 15, countries can be represented by no more than two of their highest-ranked players if not already qualified.
So, if the competition started tomorrow, and using the latest world rankings, here are some of the players in the mix to compete in the event in Rio de Janeiro.
Australia: Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy
(Note: McIlroy and Graeme McDowell could represent Team Great Britain or Team Ireland.)
Chinese Taipei: Yani Tseng
China: Shanshan Feng
Norway: Suzann Pettersen
Spain: Azahara Munoz