Kazuma Kobori has gained another reward for claiming last season’s Challenger PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, with the Kiwi set to make his major championship debut next week at the PGA Championship.

Following in the footsteps of the previous Order of Merit winner David Micheluzzi on the pathway provided for the region’s best players to access the game’s biggest events, Kobori has received a special invitation into the year’s second men’s major.

Micheluzzi made his major-championship debut in last year’s PGA Championship.

The invitation from the PGA of America was extended due to Kobori’s victory on the season-long points list in Australasia, with the 22-year-old’s outstanding beginning to his professional career and achievements as an amateur clearly not going unnoticed around the world.

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.