Adam Scott, Lee Westwood skeptical of PGA’s coronavirus restart plan

As complete because the PGA Tour’s plan to return to match play is, a plan that the majority gamers have expressed consolation with, that’s not the case with everybody.

Adam Scott, in an interview with Evin Priest from the Australian Associated Press, stated he has no plans to come back again and play anytime quickly as a result of he isn’t snug with the tour’s plan.

Scott, ranked No. 6 on the planet rankings, stated he’ll watch from dwelling in Australia for the primary six weeks after the tour resumes on June 11 on the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.

“They are being fairly thorough, but my initial reaction was I was surprised it wasn’t tighter than it is,” Scott stated. “What issues me is dialogue that [the tour] is hopeful of returning one- or two-hour take a look at [results]. You’d need that in place earlier than competing [rather than a one- or two-day test result]. The different [concern] is it appears an asymptomatic individual might function inside a match.

“If they’re not showing symptoms and I somehow picked it up inside the course and I’m disqualified, I’m now self-isolating [in that city] for two weeks. I’d be annoyed if that happened. I thought you’d start quite tight and loosen those protocols to normal if appropriate.”

Lee Westwood and Adam ScottEPA, Getty

Scott stated he’s almost certainly to return for the World Golf Championships occasion in Memphis, starting July 30, for his return. That could be his solely warm-up for the rescheduled PGA Championship in San Francisco in early August, the primary main of a revised 2020 schedule

“I’m definitely going to sit out and see how the first few weeks of the PGA Tour pan out and if things are progressing well, playing Memphis the week before the PGA is a thought,” Scott stated. “I would have to think about staying in the United States through the U.S. Open [starting Sept. 17 at New York’s Winged Foot course]. It’s going to turn into like a nine-week trip to do that, maybe more.”

Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood, two golfers who’re based mostly in England, even have stated they don’t plan to return quickly as a result of of quarantine guidelines which can be in place for abroad vacationers.

Westwood, the 31st-ranked participant on the planet, who has certified to play the primary two tournaments on the schedule, the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas and the RBC Heritage in South Carolina, advised the Golf Channel he’s not going to play for awhile.

“Right now, I won’t be playing them — not with having to leave here two weeks before, quarantine, then play the two tournaments, then come back here and quarantine again,’’ he said. “It’s six weeks for two tournaments. To me, that’s just not worth it, and it’s just not worth taking the risk and everyone thinks those kind of precautions have to be in place, I don’t think golf is a priority if it’s that severe.”

Fleetwood has expressed related points as Westwood.

Westwood will seemingly miss the PGA Championship as a result of he’s internet hosting the British Masters the week prior, which might make it not possible for him to quarantine within the U.S. in time for the week at Harding Park.


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