Qualified for his first U.S. Open and first major championship via a 7-for-4 playoff in the Surrey, England sectional after shooting 9-under 135 over the Old and New courses at Walton Heath Golf Club. Last year, he won six tournaments on the Alps Tour to win the Order of Merit. This enabled the Englishman to join the European Challenge Tour in 2017. In May, he claimed the Open de Portugal by three strokes over Julian Suri. That victory helped him move to 127 in the Official World Golf Ranking.