Adam Scott was one of the earliest critics of Olympic golf. He’s been honest in admitting that he’s simply not willing to make the sacrifice to make it work with his schedule, and he accepts any criticism that is coming his way for it.
Speaking of the 2016 Olympics at the WGC Bridgestone on Wednesday, days after his countryman and World No.1 became the latest to withdraw from the event, Scott gave an astute breakdown of the contest’s biggest problems, Zika aside:
“I’ve always believed that having the amateurs in from the start would have been the best way for it to go in the Olympics. And I also believe if the idea is to grow the game, I’d make an argument that having the amateurs in the Olympics would grow the game the most, not us. I still believe that. I don’t know if that’ll ever happen or not, but I think it would be a real positive for the game of golf if golf was in the Olympics and the amateurs were playing.”
“If I think back to when I was 16 or 17 years old and a promising golfer, making the Olympics would be something that I’d want to do very much and also be a very big deal, not only to me but to my country, as well … I think…