The former English amateur champion achieved his maiden European Tour victory aged 33 on his 200th start in the 2018 Nordea Masters, beating Thomas Aiken in a play-off.
Waring went into the event ranked 330th in the world and was still outside the game’s top 220 entering 2019. However, he kicked off the year with top-six finishes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and with a strong finish as well he reached a career-high 66th and qualified for Royal St George’s off the Race to Dubai standings.
He tied for third only two strokes behind winner Victor Perez at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, then was joint eighth at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in China.
Waring played at Royal Portrush in 2019 thanks to his efforts in the Irish Open earlier in the month. Three Championship spots were on offer as part of The Open Qualifying Series and a joint-seventh finish proved good enough with four of the players ahead of him already exempt.
He also qualified for Carnoustie in 2007 as an amateur and a year later he was joint 19th at Royal Birkdale. His next appearance in 2017 came courtesy of a joint runner-up finish at the Joburg Open.
Waring’s mother Gill swam for England.