Another star bows down to money power? PGA Tour’s Adam Scott now says LIV golf not “pure evil”

Adam Scott also suggests a truce between PGA and LIV golf.

Adam Scott also suggests a truce between PGA and LIV golf.
Adam Scott also suggests a truce between PGA and LIV golf.

Golfing great Adam Scott has reasoned that a truce is still possible between the PGA Tour and LIV golf, adding that the Saudi-backed rebel LIV golf league is not “pure evil.”

Scott made the comments in a conference call to AP reporters while announcing his comeback to competing in the Australian PGA and Australian Open this year.

When asked if he had any animosity towards his long-time mentor and current LIV golf chairman Greg Norman because of the conflict, Scott said, “Definitely not. This is something he (Norman) truly believes in and I don’t begrudge him for going for it one bit at all. Sure, it’s rocked the orders of golf, which has never really happened in this way before. But I’m optimistic that people’s (intentions) are still good, and therefore we will come to a better place.”

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Adam Scott insists he won’t join LIV golf

Adam Scott, Credits: IMAGO / Icon Sportswire
Adam Scott, Credits: IMAGO / Icon Sportswire

Scott further reasoned that while he hasn’t heard of massive friction due to the LIV golf-PGA conflict so far between players, there are some ongoing issues. However, the American golfer said that he is not very emotive about it and has no intentions of joining the rebel LIV golf league because he is happy with the PGA.

“Why am I still on the PGA Tour is because it suits me best to be on the PGA Tour. It’s as simple as that, really,” said Scott. “There’s one thing I think I haven’t grasped is giving up my entire professional life of trying to achieve these things here and just leaving it behind. I’m obviously not ready to do that,” he added.

Scott also said that it wouldn’t be possible for him as per the current scenario to add to his 2013 Masters title and win more Majors, if he joins LIV golf.

“The one thing that is happening is my time is running out. It seems I’m the oldest bloke in the field almost every week these days. While I’m playing good, I’ve got to take advantage,” he explained. Nevertheless, Scott believes a truce between LIV golf and PGA could be good for the game.

“I’m not trying to play a peacemaker. Maybe because I’m a little less emotive about it, I can be a voice of reason for one side or the other. I don’t necessarily see LIV as pure evil for the game of golf. Hopefully, we can get beyond everyone having shots at each other, and each organization can move on,” he clarified his stance by saying.

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Ashish Maggo is a Tennis and Golf writer at FirstSportz. He is secretly hoping that Novak Djokovic eclipses Rafael Nadal to become the all-time singles Grand Slam titles leader.