Lawrence claims Rookie of the Yr title after double-winning season – Golf Information

Thriston Lawrence has develop into the primary South African to be topped Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Yr, after a breakthrough season on the DP World Tour that included two wins, six additional top-10s and a Main debut.

A earlier winner on the Sunshine Tour, the 25-year-old made the proper begin to the 2022 season with victory within the opening event, the co-sanctioned Joburg Open, the place he’s defending his title this week.
His breakthrough victory not solely secured a DP World Tour exemption, it additionally led to his first look in a Main as a part of The Open Qualifying Sequence, and he went on to complete inside the highest 50 on the a hundred and fiftieth Open at St Andrews.A primary skilled victory on European soil adopted in August when he secured the Omega European Masters title after a play-off with Matt Wallace at Golf Membership Crans Montana in Switzerland. That win led to a different landmark, as he moved inside the highest 100 within the Official World Golf Rating for the primary time in his profession.
Lawrence racked up six additional top-10 finishes, together with a tied second end on the Kenya Open and third place on the Irish Open, on the way in which to ending 14th within the DP World Tour’s season-long rankings.“It’s a dream come true,” mentioned Lawrence, who’s at the moment ninetieth within the OWGR.

“In case you have a look at the names on the trophy, it’s unimaginable. A yr in the past, I didn’t actually have a class, so after I began off with a victory, it got here to thoughts right away to go for this award. To have completed it’s an unimaginable feeling – I’m very grateful and honoured. Profitable twice in my first season on tour was unimaginable, however it’s not the place I wish to finish. It’s onwards and upwards from right here.”Lawrence is a PING workers participant and at the moment has the model’s G425 Max driver and 3-wood within the bag, together with a set of iBlade irons, Glide 4.0 wedges and a PLD Oslo putter.