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Adam Scott will battle for US Open glory next week in his first major since becoming officially the world's number one golfer having overtaken the injured Tiger Woods last month. 

The 2013 Masters champion has propelled himself to the top of the world thanks to his incredible consistency over the past 18 months and marked his first week as number one with victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational to complete the 'Texas Grand Slam'. 

After a tied-fourth finish last week at the Memorial Tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus in Ohio, the 33 year old is happy enough with his game that he has taken this week off to focus on the year's second major. 

"I'm playing really well," said Scott. "I think I've got good momentum going into the major, absolutely.

"I've just brought my game exactly where I want it to be. I've contended the past few weeks.

"Hopefully I can do the same thing at Pinehurst and can use some fresh experience to get me over the line."

His record at the US Open is less than impressive, though, and it offers his worst return of any of the big four with not even a top 10 to boast about. His best finish came in 2012 at Olympic Club where Webb Simpson won his maiden major title in San Francisco. 

Things have changed since then for the Australian. Like Simpson, he has sealed his first major win but he has continued to excel beyond that by adding remarkable consistency to his game which more often than not delivers at the big tournaments. 

He finished third at Bay Hill earlier this year thanks to a stunning course record 62, made a decent fist of defending his Green Jacket at Augusta before last week's brilliantly gutsy playoff victory over the affable Jason Dufner. 

His win in Texas was the 11th of his career and has come at the perfect time for Scott, not only because the US Open is bordering on the horizon either.

With Woods sat on the sidelines nursing an injury to his back and the new world number one earning that title despite not picking up a club, his victory at Colonial was justification for earning that spot as well as being good for the sport. 

With so many star names showing form these past three weeks including former world number one and two-time major champion Rory McIlroy, as well as the possibility of Phil Mickelson completing the career Grand Slam, next week's event in North Carolina is shaping up to be everything you want from a US Open, and more. 

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