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Olympics makes China major player

Originally Published: November 7, 2009
By Dan Washburn | Special to ESPN.com

SHANGHAI, China -- Earlier this week at a news conference for the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, world No. 1 Tiger Woods said he believed the International Olympic Committee's decision in October to include golf in the 2016 and 2020 Games could turn China into a "powerhouse" in the sport -- if the Chinese government, after decades of indifference, decides to put its weight behind the game.

"China has done the same thing in pretty much every other sport, except for golf," ...

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