Scott leads Aussies to qualify for US Open

Adam Scott can breath a sigh of relief with news coming out of the USGA that he has been granted a full exemption into next month’s US Open at Torrey Pines in California.

Scott, whose 79-tournament major streak dates back to the 2001 Open Championship, is joined by fellow Masters winner Bubba Watson in qualifying inside the world top-60 as of May 24.

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Scott will compete in his 20th US Open and Watson his 15th. The Queenslander’s best finish came at the 2015 US Open where he finished in a share of 4th.

In further good news for the Aussies, World No. 55 Matt Jones made the cut along with Wade Ormsby, who topped the 2020 Asian Tour Final Order of Merit and 2020 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit winner, Brad Kennedy.

Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith were already qualified through their appearance at the 2020 Tour Championship.

Other notable players to make the top-60 and who were otherwise not exempt include Tommy Fleetwood, Patrick Cantlay, Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, recent Valspar Championship winner Sam Burns and Kevin Streelman, who finished 8th at the PGA Championship.

Players still have a chance to make it to Torrey Pines via a three-event European Tour Qualifying Series, which will end on June 6. Any player inside the World top 60 as of Monday, June 7 will also get the nod.