Finished joint 23rd on his debut in 2012 and played again two years later, but this is his first time in the Championship since then after he took the third and last spot in the 36-hole Final Qualifying competition at St Annes Old on July 2 thanks to a closing birdie.
Former England boy cap and was part of the Britain and Ireland side which beat Continental Europe in the 2004 Jacques Leglise Trophy. Then spent three years in the England elite squad and turned professional after appearing in the 2007 Home Internationals.
His grandfather Ronald Ryder represented England and Great Britain at rugby league, while he is a fan of European champions Liverpool. Was a winner on the 2011 European Challenge Tour.