Eight-time major winner Tom Watson says golf has no place at the Olympic Games.

Watson, who will play at the Australian Open this week for the first time since winning the tournament in 1984, said Tuesday he doesn't support golf's return to the Olympics in 2016.

He told reporters: "I still think of Olympics as track and field and not golf to be honest with you. I don't want to pour cold water on it, but I don't think it should be in the Olympic Games."

Watson said golf had its four major championships, which remained its pinnacle events.

Golf was played at the Olympics in Paris in 1900 and St Louis in 1904.