- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SYDNEY (AP) - Adam Scott has opted against competing at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

The 2013 Masters champion issued a statement, published by the PGA of Australia on Wednesday, confirming he’d be unavailable for golf’s return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

The No. 7-ranked Scott says his decision “has been taken as a result of an extremely busy playing schedule around the time of the Olympics and other commitments, both personal and professional.”

He said he’d informed Australian captain Ian-Baker-Finch and other officials who “are understanding of my position.”

Baker-Finch last month told a Melbourne radio station that he thought both No. 1-ranked Jason Day and Scott were excited about representing Australia at the Olympics.


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