The Washington Post

Tiger Woods is game for Olympics in 2016 — if he qualifies

Tiger Woods and his swing coach, Sean Foley, do some work on the driving range after a practice round before the Bridgestone Invitational. (Phil Long / AP)

Woods pointed out relatively modestly that he’d have to qualify first, but that wouldn’t be a problem if, say, he were to regain the No. 1 ranking in the world at the Bridgestone Invitational that begins today.

“If I get in, it would be great,” Woods said. Golf will make its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro’s Games. “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.”

Just how golfers will be selected for the team and how many are matters to be determined. Going by world rankings at the moment, though, Woods, No. 2 overall, would be a cinch. But Rio is still awfully distant and a lot can change in four years. Just ask Woods.

Follow us: @CindyBoren | @MattBrooksWP


Live: Bridgestone leaderboard

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
This isn't your daddy's gun club
A look inside the world of Candomblé
It's in the details: Five ways to enhance your kitchen makeover
Play Videos
A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky
The rise and fall of baseball cards
Is fencing the answer to brain health?
Play Videos
John Lewis, 'Marv the Barb' and the politics of barber shops
How to prevent 'e-barrassment'
The art of tortilla-making
Play Videos
Circus nuns: These sisters are no act
How hackers can control your car from miles away
How the new credit card chip makes purchases more secure