Adam Scott has called on golf’s warring tours to find a way beyond its ongoing petty squabbles, believing it’s time LIV Golf and the status quo co-existed peacefully for the greater good of the game.
The former Masters champion declared himself a voice of reason on what’s become a highly emotional topic in our sport ever since the Saudi-funded series started to disrupt the top tier of men’s professional golf. However, Scott doesn’t buy into the notion that LIV Golf is an evil threat to the ancient club and ball game, insisting he doesn’t have a problem with any tour in golf.
“Maybe because I’m a little less emotive about it, I can be a voice of reason for one side or another,” Scott said. “I don’t necessarily see LIV as just pure evil for the game of golf.
“Hopefully we can get beyond people having shots at each other and each organisation can move on with what they want to do. I believe the PGA Tour has to do what’s best for their product and LIV is going to do what is best for their product. I don’t have a problem with either of them.”
Many observers had predicted that the limited LIV Golf schedule would tickle Scott’s fancy, particularly since fellow Aussies like Cam Smith and March Leishman joined Greg Norman’s breakaway tour.
And while Scott wishes those players who have moved to LIV nothing but luck, given the lack of world ranking points and ongoing uncertainty around major starts in 2023, the 42-year old admitted that he’s not ready to risk his major goals by making the jump, at least not yet.
“I completely understand anybody doing it,” Scott said “They have been offered an opportunity and it suits them. More power to them. I really want it to work out for them. They may or may not be taking a risk.
“As far as Cam [Smith] and Leish [Marc Leishman] recruiting me, they’ve got plenty of cash now so they’re more than welcome to make me an offer…I probably haven’t been able to put myself in a position where I’m willing to give up trying to win major championships.”