Australian Adam Scott says he still struggles to understand why golf is an event at the Olympic Games.
Golf returned to the Olympic schedule for the 2016 Rio Games, the first such tournament in 112 years, and Englishman Justin Rose ended up taking the gold medal, holding Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and American Matt Kuchar.
Tokyo will be hosting next year’s worldwide spectacle and some of the world’s best golfers are expected to showcase their skills as golf has been included on the list of events once again.
However, world number 26 Scott, who didn’t represent Australia in Rio, believes everyone will love watching golf in Tokyo but he still questions why the sport is an Olympic sport.
He said in a Golf Australia podcast: “They’re going to love it.
“But I still question the intent of what they’re trying to do by putting golf in the Olympics —which is a bigger conversation.”
The American sits atop the leaderboard despite a mixed third round on Saturday.
The Englishman saw a commanding lead cut after a stuttering back nine.
Brooks Koepka made a not-so-subtle dig at Bryson DeChambeau’s “anthill” moment from the first round in Memphis.
The tournament marked the resumption of the tour.
Horsfield fired an eagle and seven birdies in a second round of 63 at the Forest of Arden to share the halfway lead with Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.
Koepka carded a superb 62 to take a two-stroke lead after the opening day.
A change in date from August to May last year placed the tournament second in line behind the Masters, in calendar terms at least.
The four-time major winner shot 62 in his opening round.
The Northern Irishman needs to win to reclaim the world number one spot from Jon Rahm.