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Scott cops flak after Olympic snub

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Adam Scott (AFP)
Adam Scott (AFP)

Los Angeles - Australia's former world No 1 Adam Scott drew criticism and reignited debate over golf's inclusion in the Olympics after announcing he would skip Rio because of his busy schedule.

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus and two-time major winner Johnny Miller both expressed disappointment at Scott's move as golf returns to the Games after a 112-year absence.

"Playing for your country is a lot bigger than playing for yourself," Miller said, according to newspaper reports.

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