No golf in Olympics, says Tom Watson

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When Tom Watson thinks of the Olympics, he says, he doesn't think of golf.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 | 1:12 a.m.

Who’s against golf in the Olympics? Apparently Tom Watson is.

''I still think of Olympics as track and field and not golf, to be honest with you,'' the eight-time major winner said Tuesday in Sydney, where is playing the Australian Open. ''I don't want to pour cold water on it, but I don't think it should be in the Olympic Games.''

Golf has its four major championships, Watson added, and they should remain its pinnacle events.

Golf was played in the 1900 Paris Olympics and the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, but then was dropped. It will return at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a huge effort from golf organizations around the globe.