Golf-Morgan off to the majors after winning Australasian Order of Merit

Australian young gun Jediah Morgan will play his first majors at this year's U.S. and British Opens after being confirmed as the Order of Merit champion on the PGA Tour of Australasia on Thursday.


Reuters | Sydney | Updated: 05-05-2022 09:36 IST | Created: 05-05-2022 09:36 IST
Golf-Morgan off to the majors after winning Australasian Order of Merit
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Australian young gun Jediah Morgan will play his first majors at this year's U.S. and British Opens after being confirmed as the Order of Merit champion on the PGA Tour of Australasia on Thursday. The 22-year-old takes an unassailable lead into the final event of the season in the Northern Territory this weekend, ensuring him of a ticket to June's U.S Open at Brookline and a shot at winning the Claret Jug at St Andrews in July.

"Obviously as a young player I'm heading away to follow my dreams and I’m focused on what is ahead of me, but to win an Order Of Merit is something special," said Morgan, who turned professional last October. "I'm thankful to the PGA for this and I hope that I can justify it by playing well. I'll certainly be trying hard and I can't wait to get to America and then to Scotland to play in those majors."

The 2020 Australian amateur champion also won a European Tour card for next season and a spot in the final stage of qualifying for the Korn Ferry Tour, the developmental tour for the U.S. PGA Tour. Morgan kick-started his season in January with victory in the Australian PGA Championship at his home Royal Queensland course, where the 2023 European Tour, recently renamed the DP World Tour, will start in November this year.

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