Exuberance as Jigger Thomson qualifies for the 149th British Open

Many congratulations to Beavis Morgan sponsored Jonathan (Jigger) Thomson on qualifying yesterday at Hollinwell for the British Open – a moment that he will remember for the rest of his life.

On 11 July, The Open will return to Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011, when an emotional Darren Clarke fulfilled his boyhood dream of becoming Champion Golfer of the Year. And this too will be a dream come true for Jigger who will be making his debut at this prestigious event, the oldest tournament of the Grand Slam, held in the homeland of golf.

Commenting, Jigger says: “I’m absolutely delighted, I’m over the moon. I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet but I’m sure it will tonight.

“I’ve never played the golf course [Royal St George’s] so it will be a new one for me, a new challenge. It’s all great experience and I’m absolutely buzzing.

“I’ve been to The Open a few times with my dad as a spectator and always watch it on TV. It’s been a childhood dream to step on the first tee of a major so it’s one hell of a day to remember.”

Well done Jigger. We are immensely proud of you and wish you all the best as you compete for the Claret Jug in the 149th Open at Royal St George’s on the Kent coastline, 11 – 18 July 2021.

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