Returns to the Old Course five years after winning the St Andrews Links Trophy, one of the most prestigious titles in the amateur game.
Earned an Open Championship debut by finishing third in the 36-hole Final Qualifying competition at St Annes Old, where four spots were up for grabs.
Returned rounds of 69 and 68 for a seven under par total, only one behind joint winners Marcus Armitage and amateur Sam Bairstow.
He said: “It feels brilliant – something that I’ve wanted for a long time now and obviously the 150th Open at St Andrews is the cherry on top! I love the place – as well as the Links Trophy when I’ve played in the Dunhill there I had two good rounds, but it’s going to be on another level with all the spectator stands and everything else that goes on.”
His best finish on the DP World Tour was a tie for third at the 202 Wales Open, where he closed with a 66 to be three behind winner Romain Langasque.
Was spared a play-off in the Final Qualifying with a closing birdie, describing his 250-yard three-wood into the heart of the green as “pretty much a perfect shot.”