Adam Scott won’t return to PGA tour until July


Adam Scott returned home to Australia after the cancellation of the Players Championship PGA Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. And despite the planned restart of the tour next month, he expects to stay away for a bit longer.

Scott, who won the Genesis Invitational earlier this year, told the Australian Associated Press that he plans not to participate in the first seven tournaments, not very comfortable with the guidelines set out last week by the tour.

“They’re pretty deep, but my initial reaction was that I was surprised that it wasn’t tighter than that,” said Scott in an interview with AAP. “What concerns me is a dialogue which [the tour] hope to return the test for one or two hours [results]. You would like this to be in place before participating. “

” The other [concern] is that it seems like an asymptomatic person could operate in a tournament. If they don’t show symptoms and I somehow recover them from the course and I am disqualified, I self-isolate now [in that city] for two weeks. I would be annoyed if this happened.

“I thought you would start tight enough and relax these protocols to normal if appropriate. “

The PGA Tour announced last week a detailed plan to return to action at the Charles Schwab Challenge, with the first of at least four spectators without spectators.

Among the details, there were test guidelines that included a self-test before leaving for a tournament, a COVID-19 test – probably at a designated hotel – then daily screenings and thermal readings. This would take place every week and some 400 COVID-19 tests would be administered.

But tour officials have acknowledged that the test system they will initially use will not return results for 24 to 48 hours, in the hope of getting a quick test as the process improves.

Scott said he plans to return to WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in late July, the week before the rescheduled PGA championship in San Francisco.

He would then stay in the country through the US Open rescheduled in September and possibly the Masters in November. Scott also has a home in the Bahamas.

“I’m definitely going to sit down and see how the first weeks of the PGA Tour will go and if things are going well, play in Memphis [WGC] the week before the PGA is a thought, “he said. “I should think about staying in the United States through the US Open [which begins Sept. 17]. It will become like a nine week trip to do that, maybe more. “


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