Tom Watson says golf should not be part of Olympic Games

Tuesday December 4th, 2012

Tom Watson Eight-time major winner Tom Watson does not think golf has a place at the Olympics. (Warren Little/Getty Images)

Eight-time major winner Tom Watson said he does not support the return of golf to the 2016 Olympics, reports the Associated Press.

"I still think of Olympics as track and field and not golf to be honest with you," he said. "I don't want to pour cold water on it, but I don't think it should be in the Olympic Games."

Golf was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 and 2020 Games in October 2009. The sport has not been a part of the Olympics since the 1904 St. Louis Games.

Watson says golf has its four major championships (the Masters, U.S. Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship), and these should remain the sport's top events.

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