Adam Scott revealed he has not defected to LIV Golf, regardless of being beforehand linked to the insurgent sequence, as he’s not prepared to surrender his pursuit of the majors and insisted he might by no means be ready to.
The Australian was linked to the Saudi-funded breakaway tour in February after he confirmed he was in talks to hitch the sequence in the course of the preliminary rumblings in regards to the startup pursuing golf’s high stars.
The 2013 Masters Champion advised he had been enticed by the ‘interesting schedule’ and claimed the sequence may solely be a optimistic factor for gamers, forward of the Genesis Invitational.
‘I feel that the schedule they’re proposing could be very interesting to most likely most golfers, I’d assume, relying what your objectives are in golf,’ the 42-year-old mentioned.
‘From that facet of issues I’d take into account doing that, for certain, from a life-style facet of issues, sure.
‘Sure [I have had discussions with them] however like everybody else, we’re sworn to secrecy.’
Nonetheless, regardless of his preliminary optimistic response and LIV’s success at poaching high-profile stars, together with his countryman and World No. 2 Cameron Smith, Scott has remained loyal to the PGA Tour.
Adam Scott revealed he has not defected to LIV Golf as he’s not prepared to surrender the majors
When requested in regards to the insurgent tour in a press convention forward of this week’s Presidents Cup, he started: ‘Nicely, it is a large dialog that I actually do not assume I ought to enter in in the intervening time.’
However he did, actually, enter the dialog as he continued, including: ‘It’s what it’s. They’re doing what they need to do and the PGA Tour will proceed to do what it does and attempt to put out the very best product.
‘Why am I nonetheless on the PGA Tour? As a result of it fits me greatest to be on the PGA Tour; it is so simple as that, actually.
‘There’s one factor I feel I have not grasped is giving up my total skilled lifetime of making an attempt to realize this stuff [major wins] right here and simply leaving it behind. I am clearly not prepared to do this.
Forward of this week’s Presidents Cup, the Australian mentioned it fits him greatest to be on the PGA Tour
‘I’ll by no means be [ready] … to be clear. I simply assume that appears to be a hurdle that—nicely, it hasn’t actually offered itself to me anyway.’
‘I’ve targeted on the majors actually for 20 years and for me it hasn’t been an in a single day resolution to say, “Nicely, my thoughts modifications now after 20 years.”
‘Though I am older, I’ll nonetheless give myself time to let this panorama evolve and calm down. We are going to discover out the place we find yourself and what is going on on. I’ve tried, not less than for the final couple of months, to take away the emotion and do what I can do, and that is play golf.’
Scott is making his tenth Presidents Cup look this week however his Worldwide group’s ranks have been depleted following defections from the likes of Smith, Joaquin Niemann, Abraham Ancer and Louis Oosthuizen.
The Worldwide group has misplaced the likes of Louis Oosthuizen on account of LIV Golf defections
On Tuesday, all 48 LIV Golf gamers co-signed a letter to the chairman of the Official World Golf Rating, Peter Dawson, pleading for golf’s rating physique to acknowledge the breakaway sequence, claiming their current system is ‘undermined’ and ‘invalid’ with out them.
‘Each week that passes with out the inclusion of LIV athletes undermines the historic worth of OWGR,’ the letter learn.
‘We name on you to render a optimistic resolution shortly – for the advantage of the integrity of the rankings, the sport and all of us who love the game.’
All 48 LIV Golf gamers (pictured L-R Dustin Johnson, Talor Gooch, Patrick Reed and Pat Perez) have penned a joint letter OWGR chief Peter Dawson urging him to grant the sequence factors
The letter was signed by all gamers who competed on the newest occasion and Bubba Watson
When requested about LIV’s quest for world rating factors, Scott claimed it was not his job to consider it earlier than including that he simply hopes the system is honest.
‘I needed to cease being so deep into enthusiastic about it, to be trustworthy. It is probably not my job, and it is probably not my precedence to consider,’ he mentioned.
‘I do not know. There is a standards; in the event that they meet it, then sure. If they do not, they’re going to have to determine tips on how to meet the factors. Typically, I simply hope all that’s goal and clear, and it is all honest both means is what I hope, as a result of I feel that is what we have at all times form of thought golf stands for.’