On Golf: Golf’s Schedule Takes the Sheen Off Olympic Gold

On Golf: Golf’s Schedule Takes the Sheen Off Olympic Gold

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Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion and the world’s seventh-ranked golfer, has chosen not to play in the Olympics.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Adam Scott has a daughter, his firstborn, who will be 18 months old this summer. After careful consideration, he decided his child should take precedence over the baby conceived by an abbreviation-heavy crowd — the I.O.C. and Augusta National, the P.G.A., the R&A, the L.P.G.A., the U.S.G.A. and the I.G.F. — for delivery at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a seven-year gestation period.

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