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Adam Scott books his place in the US Open….just!

Adam Scott books his place in the US Open….just!

Much of the last month, Adam Scott was asked about how he planned to qualify for this year's U.S. Open. For TOUR pros, the top-60 cutoff in the Official World Golf Ranking is the standard.

Only the top 60 players in the world are awarded a place in the US Open, and Scott's five-year exemption into all the majors that came with winning the 2013 Masters expired after last year's US Open at Erin Hills.

It will be Scott's 68th straight major championship, a streak that dates to 2001.

Scott, who now 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.

The eventual US Open champion had to sink a six-foot birdie putt on the last hole of qualifying to secure his place in the U.S. Open and the rest is history.

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Fourteen places were on offer in the qualifier at Columbus, which featured a field of 120.

Ireland's Shane Lowry, who two years ago finished runner-up to Dustin Johnson at the U.S. Open at Oakmont, shared medalist honors at the Columbus sectional with South Korea's Sungjae Im. It sure didn't feel like one, either, at least not to Keegan Bradley.

It would've nearly been unthinkable if Adam Scott didn't get a start in this year's US Open. As is always the case, plenty of good stories arose from the 36-hole slog. The 14 players to punch their tickets were: Andrew Johnston, James Morrison, Matthew Southgate, Richie Ramsay, Scott Gregory, Ryan Fox, Tom Lewis, Matthieu Pavon, Matt Wallace, Jason Scrivener, Dean Burmester, Kristoffer Reitan (am), Thorbjorn Olesen and Paul Waring.

Playing in a sectional qualifier on Monday in Tennessee at the Colonial and Ridgeway Country Clubs, Hearn was one of 117 players seeking 11 spots. Former Oregon golfer Aaron Wise, who recently won the AT&T Byron Nelson for his first PGA Tour title, also qualified. The medalist was Sam Burns, the victor of the inaugural Savannah Golf Championship on the Web.com Tour earlier this year.

According to the USGA, 71 players were expected to advance into the U.S. Open field via sectional qualifying.


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