Tiger Woods says he focuses on the Tokyo Olympics as & # 039; big goal & # 039;

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Woods has returned to the top of the game after four back operations between 2014 and 2017

Tiger Woods says that next year's Tokyo Olympics are a "big goal" when he seems to be adding to his decorated career.

Woods, 43, won his 15th major with the Masters earlier this year, but an injury prevented him from returning to the Olympic Games after an absence of 112 in 2016.

"I don't see myself too many other opportunities than next year," said the American.

"Four years from now, at the next Olympics, I am 48 years old."

"To become one of the top Americans at that age is going to be difficult," he added to it.

In terms of majors, Woods is the second most successful male golfer of all time with only Jack Nicklaus winning more with 18.

The top 15 players in the world rankings are eligible for the Olympic Games , with a limit of four players from each country.

Beyond the top 1 5, the 60-person field is filled by a maximum of two players from each country who do not yet have two or more players in the top 15.

Woods is currently ninth in the world, but is the sixth highest ranked American.

"I went to my first Olympics when it was in Los Angeles (in 1984) so ​​now to get the chance to be part of the Olympics, because golf was not in my life & # 39; t part of the Olympics, is an important aspect for us and the growth of the game, "Woods told Reuters.

"The game has become so global and so far reaching that I think the Olympics are a great expansion and I would like to be a part of it."

Justin Rose won men's gold for Great Britain in Rio when golf appeared on a Games for the third time and for the first time since 1904.

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