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Kazuma Kobori to play PGA Championship

Kiwi golfer Kazuma Kobori has been invited to the PGA Championship
Kazuma Kobori is having his talent rewarded with an invite to the PGA Championship PHOTO: LINTOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

New Zealand golfer Kazuma Kobori has gained another reward for claiming last season’s Challenger PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.

He's set to make his major championship debut next week at the PGA Championship on the Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky.


Kobori has received a special invitation into the year’s second men’s major from the PGA of America due to his victory on the season-long points list in Australasia,

The 22-year-old’s had an outstanding beginning to his professional career and achievements as an amateur.

After turning professional in November at the Queensland PGA, Kobori claimed three Challenger PGA Tour of Australasia titles in the early months of 2024 on his way to the Order of Merit crown that had already secured him a DP World Tour card for next season.

Planning on commencing his major career at The 152nd Open Championship at Royal Troon this July, another perk of winning his home Tour’s Order of Merit, the New Zealander was alerted in the early hours of Tuesday morning of his invitation.

The world No.432 is now headed for Kentucky and Valhalla Golf Club with the opportunity to test his game against the world’s best players.


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