Australia has a new rising star in the world of golf, his name is Jediah Morgan. The 22-year-old from Queensland, Australia turned professional in October 2021 after a successful amateur career which peaked with victory in the 2020 Australian Amateur Championship.

Coming into the championship at Royal Queensland Morgan was ranked 1522nd in the Official World Golf Rankings, with 6 starts as a pro behind him, including 3 missed cuts.

Rounds of 65-63-65-69 make him the youngest Australian PGA Champion in 60 years, and give him the lowest winning total of all-time and the biggest winning margin of all-time, breaking Greg Norman and Hale Irwin's winning margins of 8.

For a debut professional win to come in this fashion is utterly remarkable, and it sets Morgan up for a historic year ahead. Victory in the Australian PGA Championship gets him a 5-year exemption to the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia and likely gain invitations to events on the DP World Tour for this season.

The event was not part of the 2022 DP World Tour but will return in November as one of the first events on the 2023 schedule.

So, why am I telling you about the winner of the Australian PGA? Not just because it is a historic and stunning win, but because Jed played in the 2019 St Andrews Links Trophy, along with several other Australians. He and a couple of his compatriots stayed with myself and my then housemate in the centre of St Andrews whilst they competed in the tournament.

From kipping on the floor of the spare room in Alfred Place to winning one of the world's oldest professional championships by 11 shots. It indeed is a fairytale story.

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