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Former Masters champion loses US Open playoff and could break staggering major streak

Another edition of ‘The Longest Day’ in golf has passed. It wasn’t to be for Adam Scott, but this isn’t to say he can’t keep up his streak of nearly 100 majors at the 2024 US Open…

 

Adam Scott lost in a playoff to another Australian to miss out on a US Open spot at Final Qualifying.

The 2013 Masters champion finished tied with Cam Davis at Springfield Country Club, one of 10 qualifying events held on June 3, which led to three sudden-death holes for the last of four spots available at this venue.

Despite chipping in during the playoff, Davis responded to Scott with heroics of his own. A birdie on the third hole meant the one-time PGA Tour winner earned a place at Pinehurst, and left Scott with first alternate status.

Scott, 43, could be denied the chance to play in 92 consecutive majors, the longest active record dating back to 2001. Other than winning the Green Jacket at Augusta National 11 years ago, he also has 18 other major top-10s.

“My legs are really sore right now. That was a really long day,” Davis said. “I’m really glad I’m able to put a few good swings on it right now because everything gets a little tougher once you hit the 36-hole mark for sure. I played a lot of good golf today and it was great to finish it off with some good shots.

“I was not aware of that,” Davis said when asked if he knew about Scott’s major run. “I don’t think I would’ve tried any less, but damn. That just goes to show how good a player he is. I had to hit a cracking shot into this one here to get on top of him. He’s been an idol of mine, it’s been great to play great golf against him. All the best to him, hopefully, he still finds a way in.”

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US Open Final Qualifying results

Zac Blair, Beau Hossler and Carson Schaake were the other three qualifiers from this division in Ohio, on what is known as a brutal day of golf or ‘The Longest Day’ in golf.

Matt Kuchar and Daniel Berger led proceedings at the Bear’s Club in Florida where there were five spots up for grabs. LIV Golf’s Dean Burmester, who came tied for 12th at this year’s PGA Championship, earned himself another major start with rounds of 68 and 70.

2012 US Open champion Webb Simpson bagged one of seven spots at Duke University Golf Club in North Carolina. He hasn’t made the cut at the US Open since 2020. Notables joining him from this event were recent dual-Korn Ferry Tour winner Harry Higgs, Sam Bennett and Chesson Hadley.

PGA Tour players Seamus Power, Brendan Todd and Justin Lower all secured one of five spots available at Ohio State University Golf Club and while the result from the qualifier at Lake Merced in California isn’t yet official, LIV Golf’s David Puig carded 68 and 64 to earn medalist honours at the top of the leaderboard.

Amateur player Colin Prater, who is a 29-year-old science teacher, looks to have earned a spot at the US Open too at Pronghorn Resort in Oregon, where there were only two spots available.

Below is a full rundown of the US Open Final Qualifying results, and the notable players who didn’t earn a place:

Cherry Hill Club, Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada

Mark Hubbard, Adam Svensson, Rico Hoey, Davis Thompson, Greyson Sigg, Aaron Rai, Ashton McCulloch (a)

Notables who missed out: Matt Wallace, Keith Mitchell, Stewart Cink

The Bear’s Club, Jupiter, Florida

Matt Kuchar, Daniel Berger, Dean Burmester, Luke Clanton (a), Willie Mack III

Notables who missed out: Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Tringale, Anirban Lahiri, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald

The Golf Club of Georgia (Lakeside Course), Alpharetta, Georgia

Jackson Buchanan (a), Chris Petefish, Frederik Kjettrup (a)

Notables who missed out: Andy Ogletree, Jason Dufner, Christo Lamprecht

Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md.

Tim Widing, Isaiah Salinda, Wells Williams (a)

Notables who missed out: Lucas Herbert, March Leishman

Canoe Brook Country Club (North & South Courses), Summit, N.J.

Benjamin James (a), Max Greyserman, Andrew Svoboda, Jim Herman

Notables to miss out: Michael Thorbjornsen

Duke University Golf Club, Durham, N.C.

Frankie Capan III, Brian Campbell, Sam Bennett, Chesson Hadley, Webb Simpson, Carter Jenkins, Harry Higgs

Notables to miss out: Miles Russell (a), Harold Varner III, Russell Knox

Ohio State University Golf Club (Scarlet Course), Columbus, Ohio

Justin Lower, Seamus Power, Brendon Todd, Gunnar Broin (a), Chris Naegel

Notables to miss out: Luke List, Jhonattan Vegas

Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio

Zac Blair, Beau Hossler, Carson Schaake, Cam Davis

Notables to miss out: Adam Scott, Zach Johnson

Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, California – result to be confirmed

Current top four: David Puig, Omar Morales, John Chin, Charles Reiter

Notables to miss out: Barclay Brown (a)

Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Course), Bend, Ore. – result to be confirmed

Joey Vrzich, Colin Prater (a)

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