Olympic golf is not a priority for Adam Scott.
Golf will be played at the 2016 Rio Olympics for the first time since 1904 and American Boo Weekley was asked his thoughts on that at last night’s Australian PGA Championship, ‘A Dinner with the Stars’.
Weekley said that it thought it might be a better event if the amateurs represented their country, rather than the professionals, as will be the case at Rio 2016.
Scott was then also asked his thoughts and he has re-iterated them at today’s press conference prior to the 2014 Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
“From the little bits I know and what I’ve read about it, their idea is to grow the game and expand the game, which is always everyone’s kind of goal, I guess and get more people to enjoy the game” Scott said.
“I think for golf in the Olympics the best way of achieving growing the game is to have young kids get into it through the chance that they could go to the Olympics maybe as an amateur before they’re professional or for as long as they play the game as an amateur.”
Scott looked to hesitate before he said any of this knowing his words would resonate around the golfing world.
He wasn’t backward in coming forward on his own particular thoughts on playing Olympic golf, where Scott may well be asked to represent his country next year.
“The way I see it for me, the Olympics is not really a priority. You know I think we might have been better off going with amateurs in the Olympics for golf.”
Now if only we could get him to say something about that pesky four-round stroke format that Olympic golf is going with.