Ahead of the Australian Open this week Adam Scott reiterated that he’s still not very interested in representing Australia in the Olympic Games.
He’s referred to the golf event as an exhibiton and hasn’t decided yet whethet he may be on holiday at the time. This stance is unusual for Scott, who is not one to court controversy.
“Whether I win an Olympic medal or not wont define my career. It’s nothing I’ve aspired to do. It’s all about the four majors and that’s the way it should stay for golf. To go and play an exhibition event down there to meet some athletes in other sports in the middle of a major season is not what people in other professional sports would do. I dont believe a lot of sports belong there. Its the pinacle of some sports. Golf doesnt need to be in the Olympics “.
Scott also criticised the 72 hole strokeplay format saying it was a missed opportunity to be creative and introduce a mixed team competiton.
The Australian Olympic Committee spokesman said they want people who genuinely want to be there, such as Jason Day who is committed to going, Jordan Spieth, qualified to play for the United States is excited enough to say he co siders it a fifth major.
Perhaps Scott would rather golf’s space be given to squash, who controversially have been omitted to join in the Olympics, yet again.
We know. He’d rather go surfing.