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Scott, Dufner and Woods were the only players to make the cut in all four majors for 2012 and 2013. Scott has the longest active streak in making cuts at the majors at 10, dating to the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional.

The flip side was Hiroyuki Fujita of Japan, who had the wrong kind of Grand Slam. He was the only player to miss the cut in all four majors this year.

And the most underrated performance?

That would go to Hideki Matsuyama, who this week rose to No. 29 in the world. Matsuyama made the cut both times he played the Masters as a teenage amateur (two-time Asia Pacific Amateur champion). He didn’t make it to Augusta this year, but did quite nicely in the rest of the majors. He tied for 10th in the U.S. Open, tied for sixth in the British Open and tied for 19th in the PGA Championship.

“I played far better than my expectations, but I have a lot of work to do and a lot of things I’ve got to practice and make my game a little stronger to be able to compete,” Matsuyama said Sunday at Oak Hill.

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DIVOTS: The PGA Tour has hired Greg Gilligan as the managing director of its affiliate in China to help with the tour’s relationships and business development. Gilligan, a former McDonald’s executive in China, speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and is chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. … The Solheim Cup is missing five of the top 10 players are the LPGA Tour money list. Four of them are from South Korea, the other is Karrie Webb of Australia. … Tiger Woods earned $676,623 from the four majors this year, his smallest amount in 10 years.

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STAT OF THE WEEK: In the last five years, only five players with at least a share of the 54-hole lead in the majors went on to win _ Rory McIlroy (2012 PGA, 2011 U.S. Open), Darren Clarke (2011 British Open), Louis Oosthuizen (2010 British Open) and Angel Cabrera (2009 Masters).

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FINAL WORD: “With the standard there is and the competition there is now? No.” _ Colin Montgomerie, when asked if Tiger Woods will break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 professional majors.