At the last The Open Championship, amateur golfer Tom Lewis came out of nowhere, breaking all sorts of records at the course of Royal Lytham & St. Annes at Turnberry to finish at a T-30. But the man himself did not play any part at the tournament and spent the time sun bathing in Portugal.
The amateur created history last year when he scored the lowest score for a golfer in the first round at the famous Royal St. George’s and his 65 took him to the top of the leader board where he shared the lead at the end of the first round of golf. He went on to win the Silver Medal for becoming the best amateur in the entire field after finishing the tournament at a staggering T-30 position.
And to prove to the world that he was not a one hit wonder, Tom Lewis played his part in the victory at the Walker Cup just a few months later. He won the Portugal Masters a couple of months, which was just the third tournament that he had entered in since turning professional and the entire world basked in his glory, labeling him as a sure bet for stardom in the future.
However, the new season hasn’t been too kind to the player and a ninth placed finish at the World Golf Championship – Volvo World Match Play Championship being his best result so far. And what was worse was that the 21 year couldn’t take part at The Open Championship, having missed the cut at the Scottish Open, which was his last opportunity to play at Royal Lytham.
And Tom Lewis is still disappointed at having missed out on a return but he still has hopes of a return to the famous course in a year’s time.