Adam Scott to Rebuff LIV Advances in Favor of PGA?

Adam Scott, Tour Championship,(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Adam Scott, Tour Championship,(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

Did Adam Scott deny the advances of LIV Golf in favor of the PGA Tour?

Adam Scott is one of the biggest names in world golf and is a player who has had a storied career to date. The Australian is a Masters and Players Champion, multiple-time WGC winner, fourteen-time PGA Tour winner, and someone who has compiled 29 career wins across the globe.

Even after over two decades in the sport, Adam Scott is still out there competing right alongside the very best. That includes this week at the Tour Championship in Atlanta where Scott is part of an elite field of just thirty players to have advanced to the final stage of this season’s FedEx Cup playoffs.

All of this is to say that any decision by Scott to part ways with the PGA would be a significant loss for the PGA Tour.

Adam Scott’s presumed switch to the rival LIV series has been circulating for a while now. The golfing veteran was rumored to be forming part of a proposed all-Australian team by LIV CEO Greg Norman.

Scott would join fellow countrymen Cameron Smith, who is almost assuredly bound for LIV, and Marc Leishman on the LIV circuit.

Is Adam Scott now set to deny LIV Golf advances?

While nothing concrete was ever released about Adam Scott joining LIV, it didn’t stop the rumors from flying around. But now it seems like the opposite may be true after the Australian publicly voiced his opinion on some of the upcoming changes on the PGA Tour.

In an article by Rex Hoggard of Golf Channel Adam Scott made a couple of interesting comments that stood out:

"“It’s good news if you’re a player. We’ve got to see it come to fruition, but I’m on board with essentially having the top players gather more often,” he said. “Without getting emotional about anything that’s going on, the market will decide how all these different types of golf are sustainable.”“With all the things that have been going on it’s fair to say the balance of the pro game was a little bit out of shape,” Scott said. “Hopefully these are steps to bring back the balance for the PGA Tour.”"

Scott’s last comment imparticular about bringing back the balance for the PGA Tour is certainly a statement that would seem to imply that he may be with the PGA Tour moving forward.

LIV has already succeeded in luring some of the bigger names in the golfing world to the Greg Norman-led series, including just last month when they added another former Masters winner in Bubba Watson to their roster.

Now there are reports that an additional seven players will be making the switch following the conclusion of the Tour Championship.

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With presumably Cam Smith and a handful of other stars of the game joining the LIV circuit in the near future, if Adam Scott were to choose to stick with the PGA Tour it would and should be classified as a win for the PGA and Jay Monahan.