Golf is returning to the Olympics this year. The best golfers in the world are vying for their chance to tee it up, but the world no. 7 won’t be there this go round. Earlier today, Adam Scott announced he won’t be there. Here commented, saying, “My decision has been taken as a result of an extremely busy playing schedule around the time of the Olympics and other commitments, both personal and professional.”He went on to say, “I have informed the Australian Team Captain [Ian-Baker-Finch] and relevant authorities, who are understanding of my position and I wish the Australian Olympic Team the very best in Rio.”
Last month, Ian-Baker-Finch told a Melbourne radio statin that he thought both no. 1 Jason Day and Scott were excited about representing Australia at the Olympics.
The news just broke a few hours ago, but a lot of people are up in arms about this. Me… Don’t tell anyone, but I am not that excited to have golf in the Olympics. It’s good for the game, but it comes the same year as the Ryder Cup, and in my opinion, makes other team events like the Ryder Cup and The Presidents Cup, mean less. That, and the format is stroke play… It will feel like just another TOUR event.
I will be curious to see if any other TOUR players bail before Friday, August 5. My buddy Mike is actually going to Rio. How neat is that?!
Oh, and because I am funny… I just tweeted, “Adam Scott is trending. Boy, I love @theofficenbc. #SWIDT” I’m funny.
What do you think about Scott’s announcement?