Scott’s 23-year-major streak in peril after playoff loss

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Cam Davis had no concept he was placing Adam Scott’s streak of 91 consecutive majors within the fingers of others after taking down his fellow Australian in a three-hole qualifying playoff for a spot in subsequent week’s US Open.

Former Masters champion Scott, who has performed in each main championship because the 2001 US Open, sits at No. 60 on the world rankings, proper on the cut-off for qualification for subsequent week’s championship at Pinehurst.

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However he isn’t within the discipline for this week’s Memorial Match, placing his rating in jeopardy, though USGA officers are but to make a name on the spot within the discipline held by Grayson Murray, who was ranked 58th earlier than his tragic loss of life final week.

Scott entered qualifying in a bid to maintain his main streak alive however bogeyed the ultimate gap of his thirty sixth gap of the day at Springfield Nation Membership in Ohio, the place he was one in every of 64 gamers vying for 4 spots, to complete equal fourth with countryman Davis, who’s ranked 68th.

On the primary sudden-death gap, Scott chipped in from off the inexperienced for a birdie, placing the strain again on his youthful compatriot, who adopted him with an excellent putt to increase the showdown.

Davis then drilled his second shot shut on the third gap of their playoff and tapped in for a birdie to earn his US Open spot, with Scott left as first alternate, pending any rankings motion subsequent week.

Scott may nonetheless get in by way of an exemption from the USGA, he may hold his rankings spot or he may additionally get in if anybody else pulls out.

Davis mentioned he was “not conscious” of Scott’s streak after taking him down.

“I used to be not conscious, however I wouldn’t have tried any much less,” he instructed the Golf Channel after his win.

“Rattling, it simply goes to point out how good a participant he’s. I needed to hit a cracking shot to get on high of him.

“He’s been an idol of mine, it’s nice to play nice golf in opposition to him. Hopefully, he nonetheless finds a manner in.

“Fingers crossed we are able to each be there.”

Scott’s main streak is the longest amongst lively gamers and the 42-year-old, who completed in a tie for forty second finally week’s Canadian Open to drop from 58 to 60, is adamant he can nonetheless compete on the high stage.

“I believe my sport is in higher form than outcomes are displaying,” Scott mentioned lately.

“I do know just about everybody who will not be within the high 10 on the earth might be saying that, however that’s how I really feel.”

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