Rozner made his major debut at May’s PGA Championship and now plays his first Open after being called up on July 9 as a reserve.
The winner of six tournaments while at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he turned professional in 2016 aged 23 after representing France in the Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico and Europe in the Palmer Cup college match against the United States at Formby, where he won all his four games.
The opposition that week included this year’s Masters runner-up Will Zalatoris, also appearing in The Open for the first time in 2021.
Rozner, whose older brother Olivier is also a professional, won twice on the 2019 Challenge Tour and has already matched that on stepping up to the main circuit.
He captured last December’s Golf in Dubai Championship by two with a closing 64 and on returning to the Middle East this March added the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in even more dramatic fashion, sinking a closing 60-foot birdie putt to triumph by one. It took him to a career-high 63rd in the world.
“In my biggest dreams I wouldn’t have thought of anything like this,” he said.