26 Feb 2010

Most Americans would support Woods in Olympics

10:51 am on 26 February 2010

Tiger Woods' image may be tarnished after admitting to marital infidelities, but a university poll suggests most Americans would support him representing the U.S. on an Olympic golf team.

Sixty-nine percent of Americans polled by Seton Hall University say they'd have no problem with Woods competing for the United States when golf becomes an Olympic sport in 2016.

While 75 percent of men polled approved of the idea, the rate dropped to 63 percent for women.

Almost a quarter of respondents, 23 percent, say they would have a problem with Tiger playing for the U.S. team.

Woods is on indefinite leave from golf and last week he apologized to family and fans for cheating on his wife Elin.