Father Graham played in the 1990 and 1993 Opens - the first of those at St Andrews - and was caddying for Oliver as he came through the 36-hole Final Qualifying event at Hollinwell for his first appearance at the Championship, but not his first major having made it into the 2015 U.S. Open.
“Apparently I was there in 1990, but was only two so I don’t remember it,” he said. “He was 2-0 ahead, but it’s 2-1 now. He’s my dad, my coach and sometimes my caddie, so for us to take this journey together is special.”
Represented Wales three times in the European amateur team championship and once in the Eisenhower Trophy world championships before turning professional in 2011.
He is a three-time winner on the European Challenge Tour, capturing the Turkish Airlines Challenge in 2014, the Foshan Open in China three years later and then the Lalla Aicha Challenge in Morocco in 2019.
Finished in the circuit’s top 12 in each of those years to earn promotion to the DP World Tour, his best performance being a tie for third in the 2020 Hero Open at the Forest of Arden, where Sam Horsfield was the winner.