Scott: Golf doesn’t need Olympics
Despite being a big fan, Adam Scott revealed that he has no plans to pursue a medal at the Olympic Games.
Golf will make its return to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years at the Rio Olympics in 2016. However, the Australian believes the four Majors remain the pinnacle of the sport, not an Olympic gold.
“Golf doesn’t need to be in the Olympics,” the 34-year-old told Reuters.
“Whether I win an Olympic medal or not is not going to define my career or change whether I’ve fulfilled my career. It’s nothing I’ve ever aspired to do and I don’t think I ever will. It’s all about the four majors, and I think that’s the way it should stay for golf.
“I’m not planning my schedule around playing the Olympics. I’m planning my schedule around playing majors the best I can. If I can fit going to the Olympics into that, it might be a bit of fun, then lucky me if I qualify. But if not, I’m not going to miss it, that’s for sure, and I’ll enjoy watching.”
The former Masters winner indicated that the athletes attending should enjoy their time in the spotlight, as they have dedicated at least four years of their life to getting there.
“Most of the athletes at the Olympics probably have trained four years specifically to peak at this one event,” added the former world number one.
‘It’s the pinnacle of their sport. They get one crack at their big thing every four years. They have put their life on hold for this event and it’s so important to them, and I feel it’s their time.”
Meanwhile, multiple Major winners Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have both stated the eagerness to compete at the iconic event.
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