Masters victor Adam Scott says helium has nary regrets astir ditching the Olympics, saying it's a "questionable" telephone that the Tokyo Games are proceeding.
The Australian is not an advocator of play featuring successful the Olympics and confirmed his non-attendance good successful beforehand of the Games.
With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, Japan has suffered a spike successful cases and volition beryllium stuck successful a authorities of exigency passim the Olympics.
"Definitely nary 2nd thoughts. It's questionable whether it should spell ahead, an lawsuit of that scale," Scott said, up of the British Open.
"Japan's concern is not bully astatine the moment. Certain parts of the satellite don't recognize the fearfulness the Japanese are experiencing ... they're not arsenic precocious arsenic immoderate different vaccination areas. You person to question whether it's a liable determination to spell ahead.
"That's not wherefore I'm not going anyway. I've been location 7 weeks this twelvemonth and it's hard to warrant different week away."
Scott believes that majors acold outweigh the Olympics for prestige successful golf. He said that the Open Championship, successful which helium had a devastating near-miss successful 2012, was his No.1 priority; having already go Australia's archetypal US Masters victor successful 2013.
He is taking immoderate inspiration from Ash Barty's Wimbledon triumph connected the weekend.
"For maine the Open present is - if we had to fertile tournaments successful love-to-win - it sits intelligibly astatine the top," helium said.
"I felt similar I had a manus connected the Jug erstwhile and it was a bully feeling portion it lasted. I would similar to person 2 connected there.
"If determination is 1 lawsuit I'd similar to triumph earlier my vocation is retired it would beryllium the Open. I'm not truly stacking the unit connected myself this week, but it would beryllium a beauteous communicative for an Aussie to travel successful Greg [Norman's] footsteps.
"To triumph Wimbledon, it's similar winning the Open oregon the Masters for a golfer. It's incredibly significant. [Barty] played large and it would beryllium amusive to support the Aussie taxable going to instrumentality Wimbledon and the Open distant from the UK."
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