Munoz played his first major championship at Royal Birkdale in 2017, as one of four qualifiers from the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic, where he began with a spectacular nine-under 61 and still led with a round to go before slipping to joint third.
He went into that event 410th in the world, but when he won the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship, making a 15-foot birdie putt on the final green and beating Sungjae Im in a play-off, he was up to 108th. He duly finished in the top 10 of the 2020 FedEx Cup points list to secure a return to The Open.
Munoz won two tournaments while at the University of North Texas and turned professional in 2015. Then came two victories on the Latinoamerica Tour and in February 2016, playing on a sponsor’s invitation at home in Bogota, he captured the Web.com circuit’s Club Colombia Championship.
That helped him finish 22nd on their money list and earn promotion to the PGA Tour. Although he had to drop back down a year later he would soon return and climb into the game’s top 100.