Pak Se-ri wants to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a coach, not an athlete, when golf returns to the Games after more than a century. It was last played at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis.
"I was really happy when golf was made as an Olympic sport again. It will help people think of golf as a true sport," she said at a sponsorship signing ceremony at KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday. "Since I've had a long career as an athlete, I would like to take part in the Olympics as a coach. Korean athletes have strong mental and physical strength, and I hope to help them win gold."
In the meantime, Pak is looking for a win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship this year, the only major title she lacks in her impressive collection of trophies.
"I've been on the LPGA Tour for 15 years. I don't feel too obsessed with results now, but I do have a strong desire to win the Nabisco Championship," she said. "I'd love to participate in the ceremony in the lake following tradition."