A week after finishing joint runner-up at the Travelers Championship, where he started with a 62 and closed with a 64, Poston grabbed his second PGA Tour title on July 3 and with it one of the three St Andrews places on offer at the John Deere Classic as part of the Open Qualifying Series.
It will be a first appearance at the Championship for the 29-year-old, who beat Emiliano Grillo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout by three, having begun the tournament with another 62.
His first victory on the circuit came in stunning fashion at the 2019 Wyndham Championship, where he climbed through the field with a closing 62 and pipped Webb Simpson by one.
It was also notable for the fact that he did not have a single bogey all week, a very rare achievement. So rare, in fact, that nobody had done it on the PGA Tour since 1974.
Almost added to his tally at last season’s Barbasol Championship, played in the same week as The Open at Sandwich. He tied with Seamus Power there and they went six extra holes before the Irishman triumphed.
Has the first names James Tyree, but has long been known simply as “JT”.