15 Apr 2009

Woods leads top players in support of 2016 Olympics bid

6:19 am on 15 April 2009

The world number one 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 member for the United States.

Padraic Harrington, Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie and Sergio Garcia, have also written to their respective IOC members to try to restore golf to the Olympic fold for the first time since the 1904 Games in St Louis.

Golf faces competition from baseball, karate, roller sports, rugby sevens, softball and squash with the IOC's final vote taking place in October when the host city will also be chosen.