Fomer world No.1 Scott gets US Open spot via qualifier

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"Massively excited to qualify for my fourth major, I have never played the US Open before, so to get to play one in NY at Shinnecock at one of the most iconic US Open venues is going to be pretty special, I can't wait", said Fox.

"I am pumped. It has been an epic day".

"It was certainly nice to continue the form from yesterday's round into today and I'm just very happy and hopefully it can continue for another week or so entering the US Open".

In Columbus in OH where the bulk of the Australians would tee it up, Aaron Baddeley overcame some recent indifferent form having missed his last three cuts to grab one of the 14 places at the Brookside and Lakes Golf and Country Clubs.

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 scheduled to play a qualifier that year, but decided against it.

It means that Scott's streak of 17 years and 67 major championship starts will be extended.

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Scott had opened with a morning round of 66 at the Brookside Golf and Country Club and when he reached the turn at 2 under in the afternoon he appeared to be well on his way to playing his 17th consecutive US Open. He made birdie putts of 30 feet, 18 feet and four feet, saved par from the bunker with a 6-foot putt and then birdied the 18th from 20 feet to make it by two.

Among those who failed to qualify were Vijay Singh and 19-year-old Joaquin Niemann, who contended last week at the Memorial.

Thorbjorn Olesen wrapped up his best 24 hours of golf this year by earning one of 14 spots from the qualifier at Walton Heath. Fox finished six shots back of Olesen at the Italian Open in a tie for eighth after a sizzling seven-under final round. Only Sergio Garcia, at 76, has a longer active streak.

Luis Gagne of Costa Rica led the three qualifiers from The Bear's Club with rounds of 68-70, two shots ahead of PGA Tour player Richy Werenski.

"This is like a dream come true for me to be able to play in the U.S. Open", said Miller, who makes his debut on PGA Canada's Mackenzie Tour June 7. The other spot went to Chris Naegel, who finished one shot behind. Garrett Rank, a Canadian amateur who is a referee in the National Hockey League, earned his spot at the qualifer in Roswell, Georgia.

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