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Australia’s Scott opts out of Tokyo Olympics

(Reuters) – Former world primary Adam Scott has determined to skip the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics this 12 months to spend time along with his household, the Australian’s supervisor instructed Golf Channel on Thursday.

Scott, who received the Masters in 2013 and gained the primary rating a 12 months later, additionally withdrew from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games as a result of he was anxious in regards to the doable transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

“With the world being the way it is, Adam is gone 4-5 weeks at a time this year during his playing blocks,” his supervisor mentioned in a press release.

“With three young children at home, this time in the schedule will be devoted to family. It is pretty much the only time up until October when he has a chance to see them for a stretch of time and not only a few days a week.”

Scott, ranked 35 on the earth, is the second prime golfer to say he would skip the Tokyo Games after world primary Dustin Johnson didn’t put his title ahead for a spot on the U.S. staff final month.

Johnson had mentioned he wished to give attention to the British Open and the PGA Tour.

The Olympic golf match begins on July 29 — 11 days after the ultimate spherical of the British Open at Royal St. George.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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