Adam Scott to join PGA Tour Players Council

"I'm more interested in what the PGA Tour plans for its own future, and what it's going to look like, rather than how we're going to defend ourselves in court"

by Andrea Gussoni
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Adam Scott to join PGA Tour Players Council

The Australian confirmed this to Sports Illustrated on the sidelines of the Sony Open in Hawaii. He will be one of the 16 members of the Player Advisory Council (PAC) chaired by Rory McIlroy and whose composition for 2023 will be revealed.

An announced time on the LIV Invitational Series led by illustrious compatriot Greg Norman, he is a key recruit to the PGA Players' Council and will certainly have a prominent role, in the face of the continuing threat caused by the emergence of the dissident Tour.

Adam Scott, statements

"I'm more interested in what the PGA Tour plans for its own future, and what it's going to look like, rather than how we're going to defend ourselves in court," Scott told the American magazine. "And I convinced myself that it was more worth diving into the PAC fray." “I don't mind shaking things up, as long as it's conversations that get everyone thinking a bit more.

We are often in reaction, at the moment, and perhaps we should try to see a little further. To ask: if we change that, what will happen? And how soon will we have to change everything again? » Scott did not give in to approaches from Greg Norman, who wanted to ensure a strong Australian presence in his Saudi-funded series.

The CEO of LIV Golf was successful in convincing Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman and Matt Jones, but Scott remained faithful to the PGA Tour. And he said it before the Sony Open, the defectors know that they will lose big points in the world ranking and that they will miss, perhaps, some Majors.

Very expensive tournaments in the eyes of the winner of the 2013 Masters. Resistance to LIV Golf has been organized and a new list of 12 “Elevated Events”, with boosted prize pools, has been put in place this year by the PGA Tour.

This is a concrete result of the numerous meetings held this year between Jay Monahan, the General Commissioner of the body, and the representatives of the players, whether they have or have not. At the end of the Tournament of Champions, Scott (29th) joined the very select club of seven active pros who have accumulated more than $60 million in career earnings.

The Australian has played 370 tournaments, including TOC, and has won 14 times. The leader of this Club of 60 is of course Tiger Woods, with 120 million dollars won (371 tournaments played, 82 victories), ahead of two players who gave in to the sirens of LIV, Phil Mickelson (94 M$, 658 tournaments, 45 victories ) and Dustin Johnson ($74m, 307t, 24v).

The other three members, ahead of Adam Scott, are Jim Furyk (71 M$, 635 t., 17 v.), Vijay Singh (71 M$, 636 t., 34 v.), who now skims the Champions Tour, and Rory McIlroy (68 M$, 221 t., 23 v.), recently become world number 1 again. And future prominent colleague of Adam Scott on the PGA Tour Players Council.

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