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    The ’embarrassing purpose’ Adam Scott will not be on the WM Phoenix Open

    Adam Scott performed the WM Phoenix Open for the primary time final yr, however he will not be again on the designated occasion this yr.

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    With all of the altering and squeezing occasions into place for the 2023 PGA Tour Schedule, some issues bought slightly complicated. Not less than for Adam Scott, apparently.

    After opening 2023 with back-to-back begins in Hawaii, Scott stated after his T21 end on the Sony Open he deliberate to take a couple of month off and head again to his dwelling in Australia. He stated we’d return for the Genesis Invitational Feb. 16-19.

    “I’ll simply be at dwelling training and stress-free for slightly bit,” Scott stated. “Getting ready myself for a fairly intense February by way of August.”

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    With the brand new designated occasions, the schedule for a lot of of golf’s prime stars has turn out to be slightly extra clear, particularly throughout a stretch in February and March when there are 4 designated occasions in 5 weeks, culminating on the Gamers Championship. However that additionally makes scheduling off weeks slightly extra difficult.

    Gamers are allowed to skip one of many 17 designated occasions earlier than it counts in opposition to their PIP bonus cash, and Scott will miss the WM Phoenix Open (he performed it for the primary time final yr), which begins the four-out-of-five-week run of designated occasions. Per week later is the Genesis.

    However Scott, who was introduced Monday as a brand new member of the PGA Tour’s Participant Advisory Council, didn’t truly intend for it to go down this manner. He chalked it as much as some confusion over the brand new schedule.

    “I don’t have a superb purpose for you,” the 42-year-old stated. “The embarrassing purpose is I truly thought it went Phoenix, Pebble, LA, so I didn’t even think about it from the start.”

    The Phoenix Open was performed the week earlier than the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am up till final yr. With the Tremendous Bowl transferring per week later, Pebble and Phoenix traded locations on the schedule so the Phoenix occasion would keep on Tremendous Bowl weekend.

    In fact, it’s not too late for Scott’s schedule to vary, however he appears content material with the journey schedule as is.

    “I believe spending slightly time at dwelling in Australia appears too good for me after two and a half years of not going dwelling, so an additional week is sweet,” he stated.

    Jack Hirsh Editor

    Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is 2020 graduate of Penn State College, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf group and nonetheless *tries* to stay aggressive in native amateurs. Earlier than becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but additionally producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He will be reached at [email protected]



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