Watson says golf has no place in Olympic Games

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SYDNEY — Eight-time major winner Tom Watson says golf has no place at the Olympic Games.

Watson, who will play at the Australian Open this week for the first time since winning the tournament in 1984, told reporters that he doesn’t support golf’s return to the Olympics in 2016.

“I still think of Olympics as track and field and not golf to be honest with you,” he said. “I don’t want to pour cold water on it, but I don’t think it should be in the Olympic Games.”

Watson said golf has its four major championships, which remain its pinnacle events.

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