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After Stressful Week, Adam Scott Relieved to be in U.S. Open Field

Last week was a rollercoaster for Adam Scott. After losing a playoff to Cam Davis at the U.S. Open final qualifier, uncertainty loomed over his participation in the major championship. However, Scott’s determination and a touch of luck secured his place in the field at Pinehurst No. 2.

The typically reserved Adam Scott admitted to feeling a lot of uncertainty following his playoff loss. ‘There was a lot of uncertainty, I would say,’ Scott mentioned. By Monday, though, the Australian golfer received good news—he had been added to the field for this week’s U.S. Open, marking his 92nd consecutive start at a major championship.

Scott’s relief was palpable as he reflected on the situation. ‘By Friday, and fully understanding how this field works, I was feeling a lot better about myself,’ he said. ‘It’s funny. It’s great not having been in that position, but there is a lot to finding out how a field gets filled. And it’s complicated. I’m grateful I haven’t been in this position too much.’

The path to his exemption became clear when Grayson Murray, ranked 59th in the Official World Golf Ranking, was removed from the USGA’s ranking criteria, allowing Scott, ranked 61st, to take his place. Additionally, Robert MacIntyre, ranked 41st, was also included in the field. Even if this opening hadn’t materialized, Scott would have qualified via the alternate list. His qualifying site in Springfield, Ohio, was fourth on the USGA’s priority list. Other alternates like Maxwell Moldovan, Sergio Garcia, Brendan Valdes, and Otto Black also made it to the 156-player U.S. Open field.

Scott took the previous week off, which he felt was much needed after five consecutive tournaments. ‘Last week I did some really good stuff,’ he shared. ‘I had played so many in a row I felt like my game was stalling and deteriorating. Got to have a couple of days off and then do some work on the range for a couple of days, kind of put back some of the stuff I’ve wanted to do for a couple of weeks. Now I can concentrate on being here and competing.’

The last time the U.S. Open was held at Pinehurst in 2014, Scott finished tied for ninth. His return to the course adds an element of familiarity that could be beneficial. The Australian golfer’s journey from uncertainty to secured participation is a testament to his resilience and understanding of the sport’s intricacies.

Adam Scott’s presence in the U.S. Open after a week filled with uncertainty showcases not only his skill but also his tenacity. From dealing with the complications of field qualifications to taking a much-needed break to refine his game, Scott’s journey highlights the complexities and rewards of professional golf. Now, as he prepares to compete at Pinehurst No. 2, the stage is set for another thrilling chapter in his storied career.

Source: Nbcsports


Paul Lewis is a lifelong golfing enthusiast who has dedicated his life to the game he loves. With a passion that has fueled his journey, Paul's unwavering commitment to golf has shaped him into a knowledgeable and experienced individual in the world of golf.

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