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.