One year ago with the world of golf focusing on The Open, Matthew Southgate was undergoing surgery for testicular cancer.
Now, just 12 months later, Southgate qualified to play in the upcoming event this year. And he did it by winning.
This is an impressive turnaround for the 28-year-old Southgate, who admits that he has come a long way and was very pleased.
At Royal Cinque Ports, Southgate carded the best second round, shooting 66 finishing six under par and winning by three shots.
After qualifying, Southgate said, “I’ve been so focused on the golf that I haven’t thought about where I was this time last year until now. It’s a long way to come and I’m well chuffed.”