30 Jun '16, 4am

Adam Scott: "Weak" Olympic golf format isn't helping Rio cause

Golf's Olympic return has been a tumultuous ride, and the event is still five weeks away. A shocking amount of top players are passing on the Brazil games, with other big names expected to ultimately say no to the tournament in Rio de Janeiro. RELATED: Golf Digest Podcast -- Why are players passing on Rio? Many players have cited Brazil's litany of woes -- most notably, the Zika epidemic -- as reason for withdrawal. However, Adam Scott, who was the first player to pull out of the 2016 Summer Games, believes some of the blame lies with the competition's structure. “I think they should change the format, for sure,” Scott said on Wednesday at Firestone Country Club. “Just having another 72-hole golf tournament with a weaker-than-most field doesn’t really pique my interest.” Facebook Pinterest Getty Images According to Scott, the qualification system is unsatisfying. Moreover,...

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