Scott Gregory Shows Class In US Open Last Place Finish

The Englishman invited 25 soldiers and their families to watch the US Open golf

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The Englishman invited 25 soldiers and their families as his guests to watch the US Open after his family couldn't attend

Scott Gregory's Shows Class In US Open Last Place Finish

Scott Gregory may have finished dead flat last at the US Open, but the Englishman has shown superb class during the tournament and has undoubtedly picked up new fans.

Gregory finished at +27 for two rounds over the brutally difficult Shinnecock Hills.

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He qualified for the tournament at Walton Heath with rounds of 67 and 69 for an eight under total.

Gregory used his player tickets to invite 25 US Army soldiers and their families to watch the golf as his guests in a superb gesture after his family couldn't attend.

He tweeted, "Thankful for all the support, I'll come back stronger and better and prove all the people that doubt and slate me wrong. It was an honour to be able to help out members of the US Armed Forces, shooting 92 in a US Open doesn't even compare to the struggles these guys go through."

The 2016 Amateur Champion was criticised by some on social media for his opening round of 92 (+2) but received overwhelming support by players and others in the golfing world.

After his 92 on day one, Gregory tweeted, "Tough day today @usopengolf well very tough... enjoying the stick I'm receiving and looking forward to playing well tomorrow... #GolfIsHard"

Putting guru Phil Kenyon wrote, "You qualified mate. You earnt your place. Those giving you stick have probably never put their balls on the line for anything. Chin up Scott and good luck tmw"

Andrew 'Beef' Johnston echoed Kenyon's words:

Bernd Wiesberger wrote, "Have a great day out there today! And doing so is not depending on any Score! Your playing in one of the greatest Tournaments in the World! Soak it in!"

More replies to Gregory:

Gregory even faced the media after his round on Thursday, whilst Spieth, McIlroy and Mickelson in the featured group reportedly did not.

The Englishman told Golf Digest about his round and his struggles with the driver, “I tried everything: teeing it low, hitting bit draws, big slices, nothing worked.

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"I just couldn’t get driver in the fairway and it spiraled out of control.”

The 23-year-old also said the 92 was his worst score in over eight years.

He fought back with a 75 (+5) on Friday where plenty shot in the high 70s and 80s.

Chin up Scott, you'll be back.

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV