Adam Scott says LIV Golf isn’t ‘pure evil’ for the game


SYDNEY (AP) — Adam Scott says Greg Norman’s relationship with LIV Golf hasn’t strained his relationship with his longtime mentor and doesn’t see the new Tour as ‘pure evil’ in the sport added.

When asked during a conference call from his home in Switzerland if he felt any animosity toward fellow Australians who are the series’ chief executives, Scott said, “Absolutely not.”

“This is what he (Norman) really believes in, and I have no grudge against him for trying to do that. Certainly, it has shaken the order of golf. But people’s (intentions) ) is still good, so I’m optimistic that we’ll come to a better place.”

Scott says his friendship with fellow Australian stars Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman hasn’t changed since he defected to LIV.

Regarding Smith and Leishman, Scott said: “They’ve been given a chance and it suits them. All the power to them. I really hope it works out for them.”

Scott says he hasn’t seen much friction between players on rival tours, but “it’s certainly hurt and there have been some friendship strains.”

“I’m not trying to play a peacemaker,” added Scott. “Maybe I’m a little less emotional about it so I can be a voice of reason on either side. I don’t necessarily think LIV is pure evil for the game of golf. Hopefully we can all get past the attacks on each other and each organization can move forward.”

Scott has said he has no intention of attending LIV.

“The reason I’m still on the PGA Tour is because it suits me best. “One thing I don’t think I understand is that here I am giving up my entire professional life trying to achieve these things and leaving it behind. I is clearly not ready to do it.”

Scott repeated it on Friday, adding the 2013 Masters title and saying he hopes to win more majors.

“One of the things that’s happening right now is my time is running out,” Scott said while announcing he would be returning to Down Under this year to play in the Australian PGA and Australian Open.

“It seems like every week these days you’re the oldest on the field.


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