Any time you are involved in a major championship it is a highlight of the year, but teeing it up in the Open Championship at St Andrews isn't just a highlight for me, it's a dream come true.
There's no other tournament that I would rather play in than the Open and when it's around the Old Course it is the pinnacle.
Glen Day, a fellow qualifier from the International Qualifier in Dallas on Monday, put it perfectly when he said: "Anybody that doesn't want to play that tournament, especially this year at the Old Course, doesn't know anything about golf!"
I had been thinking about the qualifier for a while and to come through it the way I did makes it even more satisfying. Now I can look forward to a great fortnight playing at Loch Lomond and then St. Andrews.