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10:05  18 october  2019
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Tiger Woods wearing a hat: Tiger Woods says playing at the Olympics is 'a big goal' for him © Getty Tiger Woods says playing at the Olympics is 'a big goal' for him

Tiger Woods is targeting a place at the Tokyo Olympics as he seeks to add another glittering chapter to his storied career.

Golf returned to the Games in 2016 after a 112-year absence but Woods, who dominated the sport in the first decade of the 21st century, missed its return through injury.

"Making the Olympic team is a big goal," Woods said.

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I knew I always wanted to play at the Olympics but I didn't know if I could do everything because I 'm not the youngest anymore and I have to pick my moments. I reached out to the team and said can I announce it here while I am actually in Tokyo ? "So finally I decided and I couldn't be happier and I 'm

"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 (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."

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" I 'm sure I won't get many more opportunities going forward at 43 years old to play in many Olympics ," Woods said. "That would be a first for me and But with his successful return to the green and a 2019 Masters title to prove it, Woods is eager to make the trip to Tokyo to compete on the Kasumigaseki

Tokyo Olympics may refer to: 1940 Summer Olympics , moved to Helsinki first, then cancelled due to World War II. 1964 Summer Olympics , games of the XVIII Olympiad. 2020 Summer Olympics , games of the XXXII Olympiad. Tokyo bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics .

Woods, who won the Masters earlier this year to end an 11-year wait for his 15th Major, says he is thrilled to be back at the top of the sport after injuries caused four back surgeries between 2014 and 2017.

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

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