Adam Scott risks missing a Major after 23 years

After 91 consecutive Major appearances, Adam Scott is at risk of having to watch the next US Open on TV

by Andrea Gussoni
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Adam Scott risks missing a Major after 23 years
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After 91 consecutive Major appearances, Adam Scott is at risk of having to watch the next US Open on TV. The former world number one is on the verge of exclusion from Pinehurst after losing in a playoff at the third hole of qualification.

His participation is now uncertain.

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Scott, a 43-year-old veteran of the PGA Tour, made his US Open debut back in 2001. Since then, he has never missed a Major, maintaining an extraordinary streak of 91 appearances.

Only Jack Nicklaus has done better, with 146 consecutive appearances. The magnitude of this achievement is evident when compared to the numbers of other golfing greats: Tiger Woods stopped at 46, Jordan Spieth at 44, and Tom Watson at 90.

His dream could be shattered by another Australian, Sam Davis, who defeated him in the qualification playoff. Scott has faced these challenges before, in 2018 in Columbus, where he saved himself with two crucial putts. Currently, Scott is at number 60 in the world rankings, the last guaranteed spot for the US Open.

However, his decision not to participate in the Memorial makes his position uncertain. His chances of qualifying depend on any withdrawals by other players or a special invitation from the USGA. Adam Derek Scott AM, born on July 16, 1980, is an Australian professional golfer known for his success on the PGA Tour.

He held the prestigious title of World No. 1 golfer from mid-May to August 2014. Throughout his career, Scott has claimed victory in 31 professional tournaments across the globe, including three unofficial money events, competing on various major tours in golf.

Among his notable achievements is his triumph at the 2013 Masters Tournament, marking his sole major championship victory and the first Masters win by an Australian golfer. Additionally, he clinched significant victories at the 2004 Players Championship, the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Despite his impressive record, Scott experienced a heartbreaking loss at the 2012 Open Championship, where he held a four-stroke lead with four holes remaining, only to bogey each of them and ultimately lose the title by a single stroke to Ernie Els.

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