Won the 2017 Australian PGA title in a play-off after being disturbed by a heckler on the final hole.
It came a week after he just missed out on a place at Carnoustie by finishing fourth at the Australian Open, part of The Open Qualifying Series with three spots on offer but later claimed a place in the Championship by climbing into the game’s top 50.
Will be at Royal Portrush thanks to qualifying for the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship, having come third in the opening two legs of the FedEx Cup play-off series and reaching a career-best 32nd in the world as a result.
Earned his Open debut in 2017 through the Australian Open, where he lost a play-off to Jordan Spieth after bogeying the last. The 24-year-old’s first major appearance was the 2015 US Open – he came through a qualifying tournament for that – and finished a brilliant joint fourth.
His maiden PGA Tour success was in partnership with Jonas Blixt at the 2017 Zurich Classic in New Orleans and the 2018 season also saw him reach the quarter-finals of the WGC-Dell Match Play and tie for fifth at the Masters.