How did players qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics golf competition?

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Qualifying 2021 Tokyo Olympic golf competition

Clue

They needed to be top of their game or country.

Answer

The top 15 ranked players at the end of the qualifying periods were eligible for the Olympics, however there was a limit of four players in each competition from any given country. Beyond the top 15, players were eligible based on the world rankings, with a maximum of two eligible players from each country that did not already have two or more players among the top 15. The host country was guaranteed a spot, as were each of the five continental regions.

More about qualifying for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Golf Competitions

Qualifications for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Golf Competitions was based on the world ranking as at 21 June 2021 for men and 28 June 2021 for women. A total number of 60 players qualified in each of the men's and women's events.