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Scottie Scheffler has hit out at the ‘worrisome’ level of knowledge tour players have of the workings in men’s professional golf.
The American explained he felt he ‘learned nothing’ after tuning into some of yesterday’s hearing in between practice sessions before this week’s event.
Scheffler said at his Wednesday press conference: “As a player on Tour, we still don’t really have a lot of clarity as to what’s going on, and that’s a bit worrisome.
“They keep saying it’s a player-run organisation, and we don’t really have the information that we need. We are not involved in any of the discussions.”
The 27-year-old admitted he probably doesn’t belong in those conversations but argued that ‘a few of our player members should have been’.
Having been left in the dark, Scheffler made it clear that he is happy where he is but said it was ‘a little bit concerning’ to see Randall Stephenson resign from the PGA Tour policy board.
“I love playing golf on the PGA Tour and that’s the spot for me, I’m hoping that it’s going to exist for a long time.
“I felt like we were doing a good job before, and then the agreement happened, and now we have to navigate the whole deal.
“I didn’t actually see the statements, but it was a little bit concerning that someone like him wouldn’t be on board. Any time we lose one of those members is definitely a bit concerning.”
The world number one missed the cut at last year’s event in East Lothian, admitting he was surprised to do so in an ‘off week’, despite being fond of the golf course.
He went on to explain that it was due to making a few mental errors as he plotted his way around the Renaissance Club in his second start in the co-sanctioned event.
Alongside caddie Ted Scott, the pair got out on the course on Monday to ‘stay awake’ and break through the jet lag early before the Rolex Series event gets underway.
After a week off, the Masters champion finished T4 at the designated Travelers Championship – a 17th consecutive finish inside the top 12.
Scottie Scheffler will get his first round at the Genesis Scottish Open underway at 13:14 tomorrow, with Viktor Hovland and Shane Lowry for company.
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