Adam Scott opts to skip Olympic Golf in Tokyo

Adam Scott has confirmed he will skip the Olympic Games golf event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Adam Scott has previously shown little interest in the Olympic Golf and skipped the 2016 Olympics in Rio citing Zika virus concerns.

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Rohith Nair has reported that Scott will use the week to spend more time with his family.

“With the world being the way it is, Adam is gone four-five weeks at a time this year during his playing blocks,” his manager Johan Elliot, of Sportyard International, said on Thursday.

“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.”

World number one Dustin Johnson is also skipping the Olympics.

Qualification for Olympic Golf is based on your weekend’s average Stableford score a golfer’s world ranking with 60 players qualifying in each of the men’s and women’s events.

The top 15 men and women players will qualify, with a maximum of four golfers per country allowed to play. The remaining spots will go to the highest-ranked players from countries that do not already have two golfers qualified.

Currently, Australia’s top-ranked men’s golfer is Cameron Smith (25th in the world) with Adam Scott ranked 35th.

Marc Leishman is Australia’s next best-ranked golfer at 37th. Both Leishman and Smith have indicated they would be keen to play in the Olympics.

Australia’s two top-ranked women’s golfers are Minjee Lee (11th) and Hannah Green (18th).

The Men’s Olympic Golf event is scheduled to be played between July 29 – August 1, while the Women’s Olympic Golf will be played a week later August 4-7, 2021.

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