Tiger Woods Eyeing Tokyo Olympics



Tiger Woods eyeing Tokyo Olympics

US pro golfer Tiger Woods is eager to play in next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Woods won a comeback victory at the Masters last month. He spoke to reporters in New York on Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship.



Woods said: "Would I like to play in the Olympics? Yes." He added: "I'm sure I won't get many more opportunities going forward at 43 years old to play in many Olympics. That would be a first for me, and something I would certainly welcome if I was part of the team."

The International Golf Federation stipulates that the top players from its Olympic Golf Rankings are eligible for the Olympics, with a limit of four players from a given country or territory.

Woods's Masters win pushed him up to sixth place in Olympic rankings. He now ranks fourth among Americans on the list.

Woods acknowledged that making the team is the hard part, adding, "if I play well in the big events like I did this year, things will take care of itself."

Rory McIlroy, who's currently fourth in Olympic rankings, said he hopes to be on the Irish team in the 2020 Games.