Park Inbee says she is is not focused on Tokyo 2020 due to COVID-19 uncertainty ©Getty Images

Reigning Olympic champion Park Inbee has admitted the Tokyo 2020 is "less" on her mind as uncertainty hangs over the staging of the Games in 2021.

At the beginning of the year, the South Korean spoke of her determination to retain the title in the Japanese capital after becoming the first female golfer to win an Olympic gold medal in more than 100 years at Rio 2016.

But with the Games postponed until next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Park conceded her title defence was no longer a top priority as she looks ahead to upcoming events.

"I've got to say it's definitely a little bit less than what I had in my mind earlier in the year because nothing is really certain at the moment," Park said, as reported by Yonhap News Agency.

"We just don't know what's going to happen next year. 

"We don't know what's going to happen next week.

"I think it's just probably a lot less pressure now than before, but yeah, if it goes and happens, I guess it definitely could be a good goal for me."

South Korea's Park Inbee won Olympic gold at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images
South Korea's Park Inbee won Olympic gold at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

No country can send more than four players to the Olympics.

Park is the world number nine but faces pressure from her compatriots as she is currently the fourth-highest South Korean in the world rankings.

However, Park’s attention is on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour after registering three top-10 finishing in the first five tournaments since the restart.

"The most important [thing] for me is that we're not meeting a lot of people [at the tournament site] or we're just in this bubble,” added the seven-time major winner.

"Plus, I really wanted to compete and come out and play again.

"I feel like I've played really [well] early in the year, and when I came back I feel like I played quite consistently."

With one round to play, Park is fourth, three shots off the lead, at the Women's Professional Golf Association of America (PGA) Championship.