Adam Scott not keen on Olympic golf

Ask most of our top professional golfers whether they would prefer a major championship or an Olympic Gold medal and there are no medals for guessing what they are going to say.

It’s just that former Masters champion Adam Scott has now come out and admitted it.

Adam Scott Adam Scott (Credit: Anthony Powter)

While Scott is an unabashed fan of ‘watching’ the Olympics, it seems playing golf in Rio next year is a fair way down the pecking order – for him anyway.

As far as Scott is concerned golf doesn’t need to be an Olympic sport, which might suggest maybe it should be the amateurs not the professionals who are trying their darnedest to qualify for an Olympic berth.

“Certainly, I’m not planning my schedule around playing the Olympics,” said the laid-back Australian, who would rather be surfing than practicing most of the time.

“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.”

“But if not, I’m not going to miss it, that’s for sure, and I’ll enjoy watching [other Olympic sports].”

Scott also pointed out that most of the athletes competing at the Olympic Games had focused on nothing else but qualifying and being there to compete – for most of the four years leading into the Games.

“Why not? It is the pinnacle of their sport,” he said. “They get one crack at their big thing every four years.”

“They have put their lives on hold for this event and it’s so important to them, and I feel it’s their time.”

“Whether I win an Olympic medal or not is not going to define my career or change whether I’ve fulfilled my career.”

“It’s nothing I’ve ever aspired to do 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.”