But after slipping out of the top 60 in the world rankings he didn't have an automatic berth in the year's second major championship.
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.
Competing in a field of 120 players, Scott excelled at Brookside Golf & Country Club and an even-par 72 at Lakes Golf & Country Club saw him squeeze into the qualifying spots with one stroke to spare.
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Keys will have to be patient in this semi-final, and only pull the trigger when she's ready to finish off the point. Muguruza won 58 percent of her return points and broke six times in her quarterfinal victory.
"I am pumped. It has been an epic day".
Australian Matthew Jones was one of 10 professionals in Tennesee to finish at 7-under the card leading to a playoff for the final two spots up for grabs, he was the first player to make a birdie and successfully advanced to his first U.S. Open since 2014. "After looking it up, it seems like it doesn't play that long, so I'm going to go out early (Friday) and try to get ready for it".
"(Qualifying) was a bit of a grind but somehow I snuck through.
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And he's come from two sets to one down three straight times, beating Dusan Lajovic, Damir Dzumhur and now the big Russian. Both have provided Nadal with challenges during this clay court season, although only Thiem has beaten him.
"I am just really happy and excited to have this chance".
While 23-year-old Herbert gets his first major start, former world number one Scott will make a 68th consecutive appearance in a major, but only just, after finishing equal tenth at his qualifying event at Brookside Country Club in Ohio. Scott wasn't the only past Major victor to have to qualify, as 2011 PGA Champion Keegan Bradley also earned his way to Shinnecock in third.
The United States Golf Association released an update to its official U.S. Open mobile app last week which will provide both on- and off-site fans the ultimate digital complement to experience the 118th Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, from June 11-17. Former Oregon golfer Aaron Wise, who recently won the AT&T Byron Nelson for his first PGA Tour title, also qualified. 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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It will be the fifth U.S. Open played at Shinnecock Hills, and the fourth since 1986.