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Fair play to Scott Gregory.

The English youngster endured a nightmare start to the US Open, shooting a 22-over 92 in the opening round at Shinnecock Hills.  

The 23-year-old former Amateur champion’s miserable day included three doubles, two triples, just three pars and absolutely zero birdies. It was the first round in the 90s at the US Open since 2002.

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He is, consequently, five shots adrift of his nearest challenger at the foot of the leaderboard.

But give him some credit.

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He could have ignored all media and scampered from the grounds as soon as his round was over.

But, no. Gregory talked to on-site reporters and even tweeted about his struggles.

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“Everyone has bad days,” he told the Golf Channel. “You look at Rory, Tiger and all those. They all struggle occasionally. I qualified last week, so I can’t be that bad. Just got to go out and try to find something.”

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He posted this on his Twitter account:

Got to tip your hat to that.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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