US PGA Championship: Tiger Woods likes to make Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020

Posted by on May 14, 2019  /   Posted in golf reviews

Tiger Woods won the US Open at Bethpage Black in 2002

Fifteen-fold grand champion Tiger Woods says he would like to make his Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020 next summer.

Woods, who finished his 11-year-old waits for a major at the Masters last month, missed golf & # 39; s return to the program at Rio 2016 after struggling with injury.

Speaking for this week's US PGA Championship, the 43-year-old said he would not get much more opportunity to represent his country at a Games.

"Would I like to play in the Olympic Games? Yes," said the world number six.

"It would be a first for me. There and making the team would be the hard part.

" If I play well in the big events, as I did this year, things will take care of themselves. "

Woods, who will act alongside defending champion Brooks Koepka and Open champion Francesco Molinari for the opening two rounds at Bethpage Black, has not p competed since last month's fifth green jacket

The American says that he feels "rested and ready" going into what is now the second protagonist of the year.

"I wanted to play at Quail Hollow (two weeks ago) but I wasn't mentally prepared to log in the hours, "Woods added.

" That's interesting in the future: how much do I play and how much do I rest?

"I think I have done the legwork in the last 12 to 18 months. The body does not bounce back as well as before and I am aware of that."

Woods said he thought his swing "had finally turned a corner" before his Masters victory.

However, he is wary of the formidable par-70 course Long Island course, the location of his 2002 US Open victory, and it is unlikely that he will be able to escape from bad tee shots in the way he managed in Augusta.

"To win this, driving will come to the fore with the rough, as lush as it is," he said.

"It's great to be part of the story. My story covers a little more than 20 years now.

" You are measured in decades, due to the nature of the sport being able to we sit around much longer and are still relevant. "

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