Scott fires Shinnecock course record

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It might mean very little in the grand context of things but Adam Scott's year just got even better after breaking the Shinnecock Hills course record with a casual 63.

The Masters champion, who is teeing up as one of 30 players in this week's FedEx Cup Playoffs finale at the Tour Championship, decided to make a quick de-tour to the 2018 US Open venue before wounding up with a round of 7-under off the back tips.

How the Australian must wish he'd enjoyed such luck when shooting consecutive rounds of 75 when the US Open was last staged there in 2004.

Scott made a 12-foot putt on the last hole to beat by one Raymond Floyd's record during a recreational round in 1996.

"It's pretty cool," said Scott.

"The members got pretty excited when I came off the course, and it's one of the best tracks in the world, for sure. No one has ever shot that score in over 100 years off the tees I played. So that's a pretty neat thing."

"It was a really fun day, and I felt a little sense of achievement, absolutely -- especially beating Raymond Floyd," he said. "It's added to a really good year."

Shinnecock Hills GC claims to be the oldest formal organised club in the United States (1891), to have the oldest golf clubhouse in the US (1892), and the first to admit women, which it did from the start.

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