Even the biggest golf fans don’t know Jonathan Thomson’s name.
Yet the golfer has just made history at the British Open in addition to having the only hole-in-one from the first two rounds.
Jonathan Thomson, who is 6-foot-9, became the tallest golfer in PGA history when he entered the major tournament this week. The 25-year-old Englishman did not come as an extra, however.
He played the first 36 holes at -2, which allowed him to make the cut. In addition, he will play the third round alongside local favorite Lee Westwood.
After 15 holes on Friday, Jonathan Thomson, who has missed five of the last six cuts on the European Second Class Tour, found himself on the edge of the cut. At hole number 16, however, he struck a shot that could change his life if he succeeded. a hole in one shot.
A big man with the big moment 🙌
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 16, 2021
He added a birdie to the next hole to make the cut with ease. For the little story, the first hole-in-one was also broadcast on the 16th hole at Royal St. George’s. It was in 1967.
It’s still quite an accomplishment for the 889th golfer in the world who is entering the tournament for the first time in his career because a qualifying event was going through his local club.
Jonathan Thomson’s inspiring journey
At 6ft 9in, he certainly doesn’t go unnoticed on the court. What is a shame for him is that his greatness hurts him. Indeed, there is a limit to the length of sticks allowed on the PGA Tour. He cannot have them more than 2 and a half inches taller than normal size. It complicates his situation quite a bit.
It is far from the biggest challenge of his life, however. At age 7, he was diagnosed with leukemia and spent several years intermittent hospital stays for chemotherapy. The cancer has finally gone away when he was 13-14 years old.
Jonathan Thomson is truly a great story besides being a vivid example of body diversity in golf. It’s always nice to see good things happen to guys like that.