Adam Scott not interested in Olympic golf 'exhibition'

Adam Scott not interested in Olympic golf ‘exhibition’



Adam Scott could not be less interested in competing the 2016 Olympic golf tournament in Rio de Janeiro.

The Aussie doesn't think the sport, which makes its return next summer after a 112-year absence, should even be part of the Olympic program.

"It's nothing I've aspired to, and I don't think I ever will. It's all about the four majors, and I think that's the way it should stay for golf," Scott said to Reuters. "To go and play an exhibition event down there to meet some athletes (in other sports) in the middle of the major season, I don't think any other athletes in their sport would do that."



Were the cutoff today for the 60-player tournament, Scott would qualify as the second Aussie in the field along with Jason Day. The field will be decided based on the Official World Golf Ranking, cutting off at the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon. The top 15 players in the OWGR -- with a limit of four players per country -- will get in the field automatically. Then, for any other country, only a maximum of two players will be allowed in the field.

If Scott gets in, there's no guarantee he'll play.

"I'm planning my schedule around playing majors the best I can. If I can fit going to the Olympics into that, it might be a bit of fun, then lucky me if I qualify," he said. "But if not, I'm not going to miss it, that's for sure, and I'll enjoy watching."

Back in December, Scott took a different line on Olympic golf, saying pros should be kept out of the event.

“If you really wanted to grow the game," he said, "you’d have the Olympics for amateurs.”

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