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Should Tiger Woods Participate In The 2016 Summer Olympics In Brazil?

Submitted by on August 4, 2012 – 9:18 amNo Comment

Two big sports are being added to the format when the Summer Olympics come to Rio in 2016: Rugby and golf. For golf, it’s a long-awaited return to the Olympics, as it’s been more than a century since the sport was last played in the Olympics. And, it’s way overdue. After all, although golf may not be on your radar, it has become one of the most-watched sports in America (especially on Sunday afternoons!) and it’s a sport that is probably only going to grow in the future. So, it’s great that it will be played in the Olympics for all to see.

However, there’s something that would be even better for the sport. That something? If Tiger Woods would participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics. And, prior to an event this weekend, he was asked whether or not he plans on participating in Brazil, despite the hectic schedule that golfers often have to tackle during the summer months. Fortunately, he sounds hopeful.

“If I get in, it would be great,” he said. “I don’t know how it’s going to be scheduling wise. We have seven big events right now in this stretch, and we’re adding an eighth. It’s going to be a very, very busy summer for us as golfers. But, it’s also the Olympics, and it is a very big event and something that we haven’t historically been involved in. It’s always a first to be involved in something to that magnitude, and if I make it, that would be great.”

It sure would. And, we hope Tiger keeps saying things like this for the next four years and actually decides to participate in the Olympic Games. Outside of it being a great thing for his legacy and his brand, it’ll also be great for America to have a golfer like him on our side for our first foray into golf at the Games. It’ll also bring a lot more visibility to a sport that is doing everything it can be considered a major sport in this country.

Are you rooting for Tiger to play? Or, do you think he should be left off the team because he’ll be four years older than he is now?

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