By Andrew Both
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has collected copiousness of Green Jackets and Claret Jugs during his flashy career, yet there is one glossy thing blank from his collection — an Olympic bullion medal.
That is about a usually large thing value winning that Woods does not have, and something he would like to take caring of during subsequent year’s Tokyo Games.
“Would we like to play in a Olympics? Yes,” Woods pronounced on Tuesday during a news discussion during Bethpage Black brazen of this week’s PGA Championship.
“I’m certain we won’t get many some-more opportunities going brazen during 43 years aged to play in many Olympics.
“That would be a initial for me and something we would positively acquire if we was partial of a team.”
Golf returned to a Olympics during Rio in 2016 after a century-long absence, yet many players who competent stayed divided due to concerns about constrictive a mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Woods was battling a career-threatening behind damage during a time and did not validate for a United States team. He is healthy again now after a 2017 spinal fusion.
Justin Rose won a men’s bullion award for Britain in Rio and while South Korean Park In-bee triumphed in a women’s event.
The 2020 Olympic golf will be played during a Kasumigaseki march in suburban Tokyo.
Each nation is limited to a limit of 4 players, and there is no pledge Woods will qualify, yet formed on stream form he has an glorious chance.
“Getting there and creation a group is going to be a tough part,” he said.
“I only know that if we play good in a large events like we did this year, things will take caring of itself.”
Woods collected his fifth Green Jacket when he won a Masters in April, his 15th vital pretension and initial in some-more than a decade.
He also has won 3 Claret Jugs awarded to a British Open winner.
Woods will go for a fifth Wanamaker Trophy during this week’s PGA Championship and subsequent month he will bid for a fourth U.S. Open prize during Pebble Beach.
(Reporting by Andrew Both, modifying by Ed Osmond)