Adrian Meronk, potential European Ryder Cupper, turning heads in U.S.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida. Adrian Meronk is beginning to feel like one of those European names that American Ryder Cup fans should be familiar with.
The tall 29-year-old from Poland first appeared on the world golf scene in the summer of 2021 when he qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and surged ahead last July when he became Poland’s first DP World Tour winner in a landslide triumph. at the Irish Open.
Full results from Honda Classic
He added a second European Tour win in December at the Australian Open and started his week at the Honda Classic where he plays on the foreign player’s exemption, 53.rd in the world rankings and is preparing for the next breakthrough.
If Meronk, currently ranked fourth in the Honda Classic after opening 67th, breaks into the top 50 in the world rankings after this week’s PGA National stoppage, he will qualify for the Players Championship in two weeks.
“I just need to focus on my game, play well this week and hopefully that’s enough. I can’t do more than that, so hopefully that’ll be enough, and yes, it would be great to play The Players for sure,” said Meronk, who needs to finish 13.th or better to enter the top 50 according to various forecasts.
But The Players is just one of Meronk’s many goals in 2023. With his consistent performance, he has begun the hunt for the European Ryder Cup team this year.
“That would be an amazing achievement for me and my goal has always been to play in the Ryder Cup,” he said. “I know there is still a lot of time ahead, but being in this group of guys who are considered members of the team is very important to me and I will do everything in my power to get into the team.”