The PGA Tour is set to resume next month but Adam Scott says he isn't planning to return to golf until at least August. Scott told the Australian Associated Press he will not be playing in the PGA Tour's first six events, which begin with the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11.
While Scott feels the PGA is taking the safety of the golfers seriously, he still isn't sure that testing is adequate enough to ensure their safety.
"They are being fairly thorough, but my initial reaction was I was surprised it wasn't tighter than it is," Scott said in an interview with AAP. "What concerns me is dialogue that (the tour) is hopeful of returning one or two-hour test (results). You'd want that in place before competing."
Scott says that unless testing improves, there is still too much of a risk that a player, caddie or official tests positive, which could force him to quarantine somewhere other than his home in Australia.
"The other (concern) is it seems an asymptomatic person could operate within a tournament. If they're not showing symptoms and I somehow pick it up inside the course and I'm disqualified I'm now self-isolating (in that city) for two weeks. I'd be annoyed if that happened."
Currently, Scott plans to return for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in late July and then would stay in America until at least the U.S. Open in September. Assuming things go well, he would possibly stay until the Masters in November.
"I'm definitely going to sit out and see how the first few weeks of the PGA Tour pan out and if things are progressing well, playing Memphis (WGC) the week before the PGA is a thought," he said. "I would have to think about staying in the United States through the U.S. Open (which begins Sept. 17). It's going to turn into like a nine-week trip to do that, maybe more."
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No Masters were held from 1943 to 1945 due to World War II.