Adam Scott has responded to the claims he has let down his country by not competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Adam Scott chatted to AAP’s Andrew Both ahead of this week’s PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship (with Steve Williams on the bag) and it’s not surprising that the Scott’s ‘no-show’ in the Olympics was discussed.[bctt tweet=”Adam Scott: I’ll be back in Australia at the end of the year. I think I’m far from abandoning my country.”]
Scott has obviously heard some of the ridiculous comments about his withdrawal from Olympics and is making sure everyone realises where his allegiances lay.
Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser slammed Scott after his announcement for “not showing much for your country” and asked rhetorically, “How much money do you want in life?”.
In reply, Scott said: “I expected someone to not understand my position … some people who know me a little better understand I don’t just do things for a reaction or no reason. There’s something behind it.”
At an earlier news conference on Wednesday, Scott spoke in greater detail about his Olympic decision.
“The tough part was to choose not to represent Australia, but I feel like I do that every week,” the 35-year-old said. “I’ve lived my life representing Australia and I’ve tried to do the best job I can of that.
“I’ll be back in Australia at the end of the year. I think I’m far from abandoning my country.”
Scott also chatted to the media about his poor performance at The Masters and managing his schedule in future.