Scott still not sure why golf is an Olympic sport

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.”