The last five days will be a period in Jason's relatively young professional career that he will never forgot. Before teeing off at the European Tour flagship's event, the BMW PGA Championships at Wentworth on Thursday 21st May, Jason set himself one clear goal, to make the cut, however no one could have expected what he was to achieve over the next few days.
Jason opened with a round of 71, having not played the course before the week, this was a great achievement and stood Jason in great stead ahead of arguably one of the most important second rounds of his career. Teeing off early on the Friday Jason began strongly firing a one under par front nine which paired with a one over par back nine gave a level par round and kept Jason two shots inside the cut line, he had achieved his goal.
Now it was time to kick on over the weekend and with the support of friends, family and of course the Kirby Muxloe Palmy Army, Jason went on to shoot 73 and a closing 71 which elevated him into a tie for 46th position, a wonderful achievement.
However yet more success was to follow. Traditionally the Monday after Wentworth is reserved for the European qualification event for the US Open Championships, the years second major. With only a handful of places up for grabs and all of Europe's elite players there, who havent already qualified, Walton heath is always a scene of nervousness and anxiety. Jason headed into the first round full of confidence though as he drew on good memories of playing there in 2009, being crowned the South of England Amateur Champion and setting a course record 63 on the New course.
Jason opened his account in the 36 hole event with a three under par 69 which included five birdies and followed it up with a magnificent bogey free four under par on the New course in the afternoon to claim one of the most coveted golden tickets in golf, entry into the US Open.
A whirlwind couple of days that Jason will never forget, he commented:
"It is a fantastic time for me and I am absolutely delighted to have achieved two of my targets – to play all 72 holes in the PGA Championship at Wentworth and get a place in the US Open."
This week Jason heads to Ireland to play in the Irish Open ahead of the US Open which will take place at Chambers Bay from the 18th to the 21st June.
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