Scott officially rules himself out of the Olympics
The Australian has never really been a fan of golf as part of the Olympic Games and now we have official confirmation that Adam Scott will not be appearing at this year’s delayed event in Tokyo.
Golfchannel.com reported overnight that the 40-year-old, via his manager, said that he wants to spend more time with his family.
Adam Scott (Credit: Anthony Powter)
“With the world being the way it is, Adam is gone 4-5 weeks at a time this year during his playing blocks,” said Scott’s manager Johan Elliot.
“With three young children at home, this time in the schedule will be devoted to family. It is pretty much the only time up until October when he has a chance to see them for a stretch of time and not only a few days, a week.”
Citing the Zika virus outbreak, Scott also skipped the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the first Olympics in a century to feature golf.
The Queenslander isn’t alone in blaming scheduling issues. Last month, World No.1 Dustin Johnson also pulled out of the July-starting event and with Japan still battling COVID-19, more players are sure to follow.
Cameron Smith (12) and Marc Leishman (17) look set to qualify as the top Aussies in the Men’s section while Minjee Lee (11) and Hannah Green (14) will line up in the Women’s game should they choose to compete.
The 2021 Olympics will run from 23 July to 8 August.