Adam Scott opts against competing at Olympics in Rio

SYDNEY (AP) Adam Scott has opted against competing at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

The 2013 Masters champion issued a statement, published by the PGA of Australia on Wednesday, confirming he'd be unavailable for golf's return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

The No. 7-ranked Scott says his decision ''has been taken as a result of an extremely busy playing schedule around the time of the Olympics and other commitments, both personal and professional.''

He said he'd informed Australian captain Ian-Baker-Finch and other officials who ''are understanding of my position.''

Baker-Finch last month told a Melbourne radio station that he thought both No. 1-ranked Jason Day and Scott were excited about representing Australia at the Olympics.

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