WILTSHIRE’S Jordan Smith missed the cut by a single shot at the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club last week.

The Chippenham golfer twice shot 73 to leave himself agonisingly close to playing the weekend and picking up a significantly healthier cheque.

As a result of his middling finish, Smith dropped to 64th in the Race to Dubai and ended the weekend 98th in the Overall World Gold Rankings.

In the 30-year-old’s third appearance at the tournament, Smith ended in an 11-man group alongside the likes of US Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick and three-time Ryder Cup winner Rickie Fowler in a tie for 77th.

Brooks Koepka claimed the title for his fifth major in six years, six weeks after feeling he “choked” in the final round of the Masters.

Koepka held his nerve on nine under par to overcome a spirited challenge from Norway’s Viktor Hovland two shots back.

The American carded a closing 67 to land his third US PGA title, and the first major for a player on the Saudi-funded LIV Golf League.

Next up for Wiltshire’s Smith is the KLM Open at Bernardus in Cromvoirt, the Netherlands this weekend. Smith will tee off alongside Italy’s Guide Migliozzi and Dutchman, Darius Van Driel.