Adam Scott passing on WGC events in 2019 to focus on majors

Former Masters champion Adam Scott has revealed that this season’s World Golf Championship (WGC) events are not a part of his plans.

The four annual WGC tournaments are seen as higher-profile PGA Tour events that have a more status attached to them – not to mention more prize money – but Scott admits he is thinking of eliminating them from his schedule entirely.

The Australian won the Masters in 2013 but would like a few more major trophies in his cabinet – and if that means skipping the WGC events, it’s something he’s willing to do.

“In the end I just kind of took the simple approach and thought I’ll just play the ones I like and that make sense to play,” Scott told reporters at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Wednesday.

“At the moment I have not scheduled a World Golf Championship because they don’t fall in the right weeks for me.”

This year’s HSBC Champions has already been played, meaning there are three more WGC events this PGA Tour season — the February 21-24 Mexico Championship, March 27-31 Dell Match Play and the July 25-28 FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Skipping all these event is more or less unheard of for the world’s biggest players, but it seems Scott’s priorities now lie elsewhere.