Cam Davis beats Adam Scott for US Open qualifying spot, consecutive major record in jeopardy

Adam Scott’s record of 91 consecutive majors is in jeopardy despite a fantastic chip-in during US Open qualifying.

Cam Davis triumphed over fellow Australian Adam Scott in a dramatic three-hole playoff, earning a coveted spot in the upcoming U.S. Open at Pinehurst. The playoff took place at Springfield Country Club in Ohio, where 64 players were competing for four spots. Davis and Scott, both finishing their 36 holes tied for fourth, faced off in a tense sudden-death scenario to decide the final spot.

The playoff saw Scott gaining an edge by chipping in for birdie on the first hole. However, Davis matched Scott’s birdie with a brilliant putt, extending the showdown. On the third hole, Davis secured victory with a precise approach shot and a short birdie putt, leaving Scott as the first alternate.

It’s hard to believe that Scott’s streak of playing in 91 consecutive majors, dating back to the 2001 U.S. Open, is now in jeopardy. Davis told Golf Channel afterwards that he was unaware of the Scott’s remarkable run at the world’s biggest golf tournaments.

“I was not aware, but I wouldn’t have tried any less. Damn, it just goes to show how good a player he is. I had to hit a cracking shot to get on top of him,” Davis said.

“He’s been an idol of mine, it’s great to play great golf against him. Hopefully, he still finds a way in. Fingers crossed we can both be there.”

And it’s not like he’s ranked outside the world’s top-100 golfers.

Ranked 60th in the world, Scott’s position now hinges on the outcomes of the upcoming Memorial Tournament and potential USGA exemptions. Despite the outcome, Davis expressed admiration for Scott, calling him an idol and praising his competitive spirit.

Scott remains hopeful about his chances, reflecting on his game’s current form. He noted that his performance, including a tie for 12th at Colonial, demonstrates his ability to compete at the highest level, keeping his fingers crossed for a late entry into the U.S. Open.

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