Paul Dunne will make his professional debut on the PGA Tour in February at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, getting an invitation to the erstwhile Crosby Clambake.
Dunne, who went to the University of Alabama - Birmingham, held the 54-hole lead in last summer's Open Championship before a final-round 78 dropped him into a tie for 30th place.
In November, Dunne earned his European Tour card through their Q-School. He'll make his 2016 debut in next week's BMW South African Open, continuing on to the Joburg Open the next week.
The 23-year-old joins a star-studded field for the annual pro-am event, played out at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course. Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, defending champion Brandt Snedeker and Phil Mickelson have all committed to the event, which will be played Feb. 11-14.