Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Tiger Woods Wants an Olympic Gold
Tiger Woods could win 40 major championships. Nike could change the symbol from the Swoosh to Woods' billion-dollar smile. He could even become the first ever professional athlete-Vice President, and he still wouldn't have one thing Michael Jordan has ... a gold medal. Well, maybe until 2016.
Tiger was one of 18 top golfers to push for golf in the Olympics, which would be just about as awesome as anything I could think of. I hope during the opening ceremonies Woods has to hit a flop shot with the ball on fire to light the torch. Tell me you wouldn't tune in to see that?
Tiger Woods is one of 18 of the world's leading golfers to back the International Golf Federation's bid to have the sport included in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Woods has written personally and sent a 32-page brochure outlining the bid to the International Olympic Committee.
Ireland's Padraig Harrington, winner of two majors last year; Fiji's Vijay Singh; Europe 2010 Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie; and Spain's Sergio Garcia also have written to their respective Olympic committee representatives to try and restore golf to the Olympic lineup for the first time in more than 100 years.
I'm in on this idea. Totally, 100 percent in. Golf in the Olympics? What next, Lucky Charms on a pizza?