Adam Scott has received a late exemption into the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 — marking the 92nd consecutive major appearance for the 14-time PGA Tour winner.

Scott's streak appeared likely to come to an end after he bogeyed the 18th hole of a qualifying round and then lost in a thrilling playoff to fellow Aussie Cam Davis (who considers Scott his “hero”). Two weeks earlier, Scott moved outside the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship, on the same day the United States Golf Association sent out Pinehurst invites to the top 60. (Scott moved back inside the top 60 with a T12 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, then slid to No. 61 after a T42 at the RBC Canadian Open. He sat out the Memorial.)

The former world No. 1 and 2013 Masters champion was included as one of six possible alternates for the third major of the year. (The USGA's alternate system is undisclosed.)

By the most tragic of circumstances, a spot opened up when Grayson Murray (ranked no. 59) took his own life on May 25.

Scott was one of six golfers added to the field on Monday, joining RBC Canadian Open winner Robert MacIntyre, LIV Golf League vet Sergio Garcia, amateur Brendan Valdes, Otto Black, and Maxwell Moldovan.

156 golfers are now in the field for the 124th U.S. Open, which begins June 13 in North Carolina.

Scott's streak began at the 2001 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s. He's already qualified for next month's Open Championship at Royal Troon and the 2025 Masters as a past champ.

Scott, 43, has appeared in 22 consecutive U.S. Open fields. His finish is a T4 at Chambers Bay in 2015. In his two U.S. Open appearances at Pinehurst No. 2, he's finished 28th (2005) and T9 (2014).

Jordan Spieth has the next-longest active major streak on the PGA Tour, at 45.

Jack Nicklaus competed in a record 146 consecutive majors from the 1962 Masters through the 1998 U.S. Open. Tom Watson played 87 straight majors in a row, missed the cut at the '96 Open Championship, then appeared in the next 18.

Scott last won on the PGA Tour at the 2020 Genesis Invitational. He has five top-20s and one top-10 in 2024.

Scott serves a key role on the PGA Tour policy board and remains active in negotiations with LIV Golf's backer, the Public Investment Fund (PIF). Scott, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy were among the PGA Tour representatives who participated in a meeting with PIF's leadership last week. Scott recently told GolfWeek that talks with PIF are “moving along as quickly as it can.”