Golf Shouldn’t be in the Olympics says Tom Watson

By Community | December 4, 2012

Eighth time major winner, discount  Tom Watson told reporters Tuesday at the Australian Open that golf shouldn’t be in the 2016 Olympics and that competing for a gold medal will only “dilute” the four major championships.

“I don’t want to pour cold water on it but I don’t think it should be in the Olympic Games,” Watson, 63, said. “I still think of Olympics as track and field and not golf, to be honest with you. We have our most important championships (the four majors). You have golf in the Olympics, you have diluted the importance, in a sense, of the four major championships.”

Golf is returning to the Olympics, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, for the first time since 1904.