Two of the most powerful people in golf, who happen to be Asian, Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods, are making a pitch for golf to enter the program for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Woods will address the International Olympic Committee in a videotaped message during golf’s presentation in Copenhagen on Friday. Golf and rugby sevens each need a majority vote by IOC members to be included in the 2016 Games.
Wie arrived in Copenhagen on Wednesday to help persuade the IOC to add golf among the 26 Olympic sports. Wie and Suzann Pettersen of Norway said they consider an Olympic gold more prestigious than a major championship.
“I think it would be the highest achievement for any golfer, or for any athlete, to be part of the Olympics,” Wie said.
Both camps will make a 20-minute presentation before the vote.