Windsor Star

Aussie golfer Scott opts out of Olympics


Australian Adam Scott opted out of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, his manager said Thursday. Johan Elliott of Sportyard Internatio­nal said the summertime competitio­n doesn't fit into Scott's 2021 schedule. “With the world being the way it is, Adam is gone 4-5 weeks at a time this year during his playing blocks,” Elliot told Golfchanne­ “With three young children at home, this time in the schedule will be devoted to family. It's 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.” The Olympic golf tournament is scheduled for July 29-Aug. 1 at Kasumigase­ki Country Club outside Tokyo, two weeks after The Open in England and a week before the WGC-FEDEX St. Jude Invitation­al in Memphis. Scott, 40, also opted out of the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, citing the busy PGA Tour schedule and the Zika virus outbreak. Ranked No. 35 in the world, Scott's 31 profession­al wins include 14 on the PGA Tour. He won the Masters in 2013.

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