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Will Adam Scott's Masters win lead to more major titles?

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After Adam Scott's victory in the Masters, how likely is he to go on a majors run? He can if he somehow channels the game of Lee Trevino. Half of Trevino's six major titles came on the remaining three venues for this year's majors -- Merion (U.S. Open), Muirfield (British Open) and Oak Hill (PGA Championship).

Merion will be the most problematic for Scott, who favors length over accuracy. Past winners at Merion, one of the shortest (6,846 yards) and tightest courses in the U.S. Open rotation, have been short-hitters David Graham (1981), Trevino (1971), Ben Hogan (1950) and Olin Dutra (1934).

Muirfield is the British Open venue with the most illustrious list of winners. The last seven champions there have captured at least four majors each: Ernie Els (2002, four), Nick Faldo (1987, 1992, six), Tom Watson (1980, eight), Trevino (1972), Jack Nicklaus (1966, 18) and Gary Player (1959, nine).

The same can't be said of Oak Hill, where Trevino won the U.S. Open in 1968. The last PGA winner at Oak Hill was Shaun Micheel (2003). It remains his lone PGA Tour win.

- Kevin Dunleavy

kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

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