Matthew Jordan began his career on the European Challenge Tour with a top ten finish at the Turkish Airlines Challenge, which set the tone for a stand-out first year as a professional.
The Englishman secured a total of seven top tens – including one victory – as he finished ninth on the Road to Mallorca Rankings to earn graduation to the European Tour at the first attempt.
That victory at the Italian Challenge Open Eneos Motor Oil came after back-to-back top ten finishes and he showed maturity beyond his years to defeat Lorenzo Scalise in a play-off at Terre dei Consoli Golf Club.
Jordan and home favourite Scalise headed to the 150-yard par three 16th hole having carded final rounds of 66 and 65, respectively, to top the leaderboard on 17 under par, and after Scalise found the water with his tee shot, the Englishman was left with two putts from 40-feet to win, which he duly converted.
The 23-year-old claimed 48,000 Rankings points for his triumph in Italy and he cemented his spot inside the all-important top 15 with three further top tens, including at the lucrative Foshan Open and the season-ending Challenge Tour Grand Final.
It was not only on the Challenge Tour where Jordan showcased his ability in 2019. He burst onto the world scene at the Betfred British Masters in May by posting a course record nine under par 63 at Hillside Golf Club to take an early lead before finishing in a tie for 15th place.
Jordan’s next European Tour start came at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and it was another impressive showing from the Merseyside native. Rounds of 66-64-71-68 earned put him a tie for fifth place and earned him the biggest payday of his fledgling career.
After impressing on numerous stages in his opening year as a professional, Jordan will certainly be one to watch in his rookie year on the European Tour.