Adam Scott: Olympic golf should be for amateurs
By Torleif Sorenson on 12/10/14
Adam Scott has told The Courier-Mail of Brisbane that he feels that golf in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero should be strictly for amateur golfers:
"People watch us (as pros) play 45 weeks a year. If you really wanted to grow the game, you'd have the Olympics for amateurs.Indeed, when French historian Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) revived the ancient Olympic competition and founded the International Olympic Committee, he wanted the Olympic games to be a competition among amateurs, as in the ancient Olympics. Obviously in the last half-century, we have seen the competition permit professional athletes in several sports.
Nevertheless, Scott is not trying to throw cold water on golf at the Olympics.
"I do hope there is a good effect for golf. That is very important," said the 2013 Masters champion.
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