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Tiger Woods wants to play at the 2020 Olympics

Tiger Woods is targeting a place on the USA team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The 15-time Major winner, who missed the 2016 event due to injury, says being 43-years old he doesn't see many more opportunities to win the event after next summer.

"Making the Olympic team is a big goal," the Masters champion told Reuters.

"I don't see myself having too many opportunities other than next year.

"Four years from now, at the next Olympic Games, I'll be 48-years-old. To be one of the top Americans at that age is going to be tough.

“I went to my first Olympic Games when it was in Los Angeles in 1984. So now to have the opportunity to be a part of the Olympics, because golf in my lifetime wasn’t a part of the Olympics, is an important aspect for us and the growth of the game.

"The game has become so global, and so reaching, that I think the Olympic Games is a great extension of that and I’d like to be a part of it.”

The former world number one says he's enjoying his golf after an injury-ridden few years:

"To be able to have played the last couple of years after where I was... and to have two wins in my last two years – I definitely would not have foreseen that at the time, pre-surgery.

"So I’m just excited and ecstatic to be able to participate in golf at this level again. I missed it. I missed competing against these guys.

"The interesting thing about now is that when I was out, there was a whole generation of guys that I didn’t really compete against.

"Whether it was Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Bryson Dechambeau or Patrick Reed these guys were just coming out and I missed that. Now they’re established and I’m coming back into the game, so it’s been fun to compete against those guys, not to mention some of the older guys."

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