Adam Scott qualifies for U.S. Open, extends major championship streak

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Adam Scott didn’t make life easy, but he’s through to next week’s U.S. Open via sectional qualifying.

“I am pumped. It has been an epic day. I haven’t played one of these in a long time but I really did enjoy playing today,” Scott said, via golfchannel.com. “It was hard at the end and it was tough conditions out here. I was pleased to hang in there. I played really nice this morning but it was tougher this afternoon.”

Scott, who currently has the second-longest major championship streak (67 starts), trailing only Sergio Garcia (72 starts), just snuck inside the automatic qualification number Monday at Lakes Golf & Country Club after dropping two shots late.

After winning two PGA Tour events in 2016, and finishing that year with four straight top-10 finishes in the FedEx Cup playoffs, Scott has struggled since the start of 2017, dropping down to 64th in the world ranking.

Scott was on the fence about teeing up in his qualifier Monday, but decided to give it go. His other option was playing this week in Memphis needing to sneak inside the top 60 in the world rankings to gain a spot in the U.S. Open.

Now, Scott can keep alive his major championship streak of over 17 years.