Date: June 04, 2018
Author: Martin Blake

Scott falters in US Open bid


Adam Scott’s US Open hopes are back in doubt after he faded on the final day of the Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village.

Scott, who has not missed a major since 2001, needed to get himself back into the top 60 in the world rankings to secure a spot.

But having started the final day in 11th position, the Queenslander made a one-over par 73 and dipped to tied-35th at seven-under, eight shots behind the winner, Bryson DeChambeau.

Scott has played six consecutive tournaments in a bid to lift his ranking and ensure that he gets a start at Shinnecock in two weeks’ time. The cut-off date is June 11.

He now has to decide whether he takes his place in a 36-hole sectional qualifier tomorrow in Ohio.

If he declines it, he would need to play again this week in the FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis and likely finish in the top five.

Scott began a streak of 67 consecutive major championship starts at the 2001 Open Championship. The streak is second-only to Sergio Garcia’s 75 straight majors among current players.

Jason Day also had a disappointing week in Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, shooting 74 today to finish tied-44th.

Tiger Woods, who had a share of the lead partway through his third round, finished tied-23rd after an even-par round today.

DeChambeau beat Kyle Stanley and Beong Hun An at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff at Muirfield Village when he rolled in a birdie putt.