Adam Scott has finally secured his place in the US Open at Shinnecock next week, with Aaron Baddeley also grabbing a berth in the year’s second Major.
Scott carded 66-72 at Springfield Golf Club in Ohio today to slide into the field on the cutline, along with Baddeley (69-69). They were tied-10th in a qualifying sectional that took the top 14 players to Shinnecock.
It means that Scott’s streak of 17 years and 67 Major championship starts will be extended.
Heading to Shinny! pic.twitter.com/NpvU4tV4G3
— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) June 4, 2018
Only Sergio Garcia at 72 has played more on the trot.
Scott was ranked 64th in the world on this week’s rankings, meaning he was four spots outside where he needed to be.
Having played six consecutive tournaments after the Memorial in Ohio at the weekend, he took the plunge for qualifying and now can rest up instead of playing the Fedex St Jude tournament on the US PGA Tour this week.
The Australian list for the US Open has now swelled to seven, with others still trying to qualify through sectionals today including Lucas Herbert and Matt Jones.
The guaranteed starters are Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Adam Scott, Aaron Baddeley, Jason Scrivener and David Bransdon.