Adam Scott withdraws name from Summer Olympic consideration
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Adam Scott withdrew his name from consideration to represent Australia at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, according to Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard.

The 2013 Masters champion cited spending too much time away from his family as the reason he decided to opt out of the competition scheduled to begin on July 29.

"With the world being the way it is, Adam is gone 4-5 weeks at a time this year during his playing blocks," Scott's manager, Johan Elliot, told Hoggard. "With three young children at home, this time in the schedule will be devoted to family. It is pretty much the only time up until October when he has a chance to see them for a stretch of time and not only a few days/a week."

The golf portion of the Olympic games is slated to start two weeks after the Open Championship in England and two weeks before a World Golf Championship event in Memphis.

Scott becomes the second high-profile golfer to choose to skip the Tokyo games. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson also removed himself as an option for the American team in March.

Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman are the next two options in line to represent Australia.

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