Speaking with AAP at the Bridgestone Invitational, Scott unleashed on the decision to include golf at the summer games, which he believed should be reserved for sports in which the Olympics are the pinnacle.
If the rankings were finalised now, both Scott (world No.11) and Jason Day (No.4) would comprise the Australian team. The pair won the World Cup of Golf when it was held at Royal Melbourne in 2013.
“It is absolutely a possibility I won’t go as is not a priority in my schedule,” Scott told AAP.
“It really doesn’t have any significance for golf …I just don’t think it is the pinnacle of our sport, and it shouldn’t be, and to be honest it won’t be. The majors hold priority, they are the toughest test.
“It is not even a strong field down there so how can it be given that much importance? You are not seeing the best of the best. It will just be a fun exhibition for golf.”
Day’s outlook, however, is completely the opposite.
“People train their whole lives to win a medal or just compete at the Olympic Games, so to win one would be amazing.
“If I look at my trophy case one day and see a gold medal and you’re talking about it with your son or your grandkids, that goes down in history forever.”