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Mickelson, Furyk say golf in Olympics would be good for growth of game

Updated: August 6, 2008, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- If it were up to Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, golfers would be going for the gold.

"Having golf an Olympic sport is exponentially more important to the game of golf than the majors," Mickelson said Tuesday from the site of the season's final major, the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills. "The reason for that is it would bring in 168 different countries and their Olympic foundation and all those revenues and that would be going towards the growth of the game."

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