Winner of back-to-back titles on the Korn Ferry Tour last year – he was a cumulative 37 under par with not one round higher than 69 – Young has been knocking on the door of a first PGA Tour success and by making it into the game’s top 50 now has a first Open Championship in the bag.
The former Wake Forest University student was joint second a stroke behind Sam Burns at October’s Sanderson Farms Championship, then shared the runners-up spot again with Collin Morikawa behind Joaquin Niemann in the Genesis Invitational at Riviera in February.
In April he was part of a seven-way tie for third at the RBC Heritage and a month later contended for the PGA Championship, a costly double bogey on the 16th hole meaning he finished joint third again and only one shot away from the play-off in which Justin Thomas beat Will Zalatoris.
It was only in April last year that the New Yorker was not even in the leading 500 on the world rankings.
In 2014 was a member of the United States teams at the Junior Ryder Cup and Junior World Cup.