Masters champions Tiger Woods eyes Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020

‘Would I like to play in the Olympics? Yes!’: Masters champion Tiger Woods eyes debut at the Tokyo 2020 games

  • Tiger Woods has not ruled out making his Olympic debut next year
  • Victory at Augusta last month pushed him into early contention for a place 
  • Woods has not played since winning the Masters as he tries to manage his body
  • However, he said the mental break was more important than the physical one 

Masters champion Tiger Woods has not ruled out making his Olympic debut next year if his good form continues.

Victory at Augusta last month pushed him into early contention for a place in Japan 2020.

‘Would I like to play in the Olympics? Yes. I’ve never played and I’m not sure how many opportunities I will have going forward as I’m 43 now,’ he told a press conference ahead of this week’s USPGA at Bethpage in New York.

Tiger Woods has not ruled out making his Olympic debut next year if his good form continues

Tiger Woods has not ruled out making his Olympic debut next year if his good form continues

‘It would be a first for me. Getting there and making the team would be the tough part.

‘If I play well in the big events, like I did this year, things will take care of themselves.’

Woods has not played since winning his fifth green jacket as he tries to a look after a body which has undergone a number of back operations.

However, he said the mental break was more important than the physical one.

‘I wanted to play at Quail Hollow (a fortnight ago) but I was not mentally prepared to log in the hours,’ he added.

‘That’s the interesting thing going forward: how much do I play and how much do I rest?

‘I think I have done the leg work over the last 12 to 18 months. The body doesn’t bounce back as well as it used to and I am aware of that.’

Woods hasn't played since he won the Masters at Augusta National last month

Woods hasn’t played since he won the Masters at Augusta National last month

 

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