Oct 31 (Reuters) – Russell Knox carded a primary spherical 64 to sit down two strokes off the lead on the Bermuda Championship on Thursday and whilst a win on the event would do his rating no hurt the Scot is aware of there may be little likelihood of saying a place on the 2020 Olympic Video games.
Until Scotland good points independence, this is.
Inverness-born Knox is the second one best world-ranked Scottish participant in the back of Robert MacIntyre and has represented Scotland two times at golfing’s Global Cup however he isn’t within the most sensible 10 within the British scores, which might be ruled through English gamers.
Just a most of 4 gamers from anybody country can compete in Olympic golfing, two if ranked out of doors the highest 15.
“The Olympics, to be fair, don’t seem to be actually on my radar as a result of I’m below United Kingdom/Nice Britain,” Knox stated after carding his seven-under-par spherical at Port Royal Golfing Membership.
“I’ve were given a large number of English guys which might be very robust gamers forward of me.
“I imply, I want Scotland used to be unbiased and shall we pass below Scotland, then I might have clearly a a lot better likelihood, however I’m going to need to get going so much if I’m going to make it for Nice Britain.”
A victory this week can be a just right get started at a brand new PGA Excursion event missing the sport’s greatest names, who’re both taking part in the Global Golfing Championships-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai or taking the week off.
Knox would favor to be in Shanghai, the place he recorded the largest victory of his profession 3 years in the past, however didn’t qualify this 12 months.
“After I wasn’t going to make it into the WGC tournament in China and this used to be to be had, I’m like, completely we’re coming. Certainly satisfied to be right here,” he stated.
American Scottie Scheffler leads in Bermuda with a 62. (Reporting through Andrew Each in Tokyo; Enhancing through Peter Rutherford )