ISLE of Wight star golfer Brandon Robinson-Thompson can hold his head high after his excellent performance at the US Open championships last week — outscoring one of his heroes, Tiger Woods and seven other winners of a 'major' title.

Brandon, who hails from Totland in the West Wight, qualified to play the US Open — his second 'major' in the space of 12 months after The 2023 Open in England — in North Carolina.

Up against the best in the world, Brandon played the opening two rounds with well known Australian golfer Jason Scrivener and US amateur, Brendan Valdes, last Thursday and Friday.

The former Carisbrooke High School student, now aged 31, was playing on one of the most iconic golf courses in the world, Pinehurst No.2, which is notoriously difficult to negotiate.

And unluckily for Brandon, who carded +6 after his two rounds, failed to make the cut by just a single stroke.

"It's not where I wanted to be after two rounds," Brandon said.

He did, however, out-score past major title winners Tiger Woods (+7), Webb Simpson (+8), Jason Day (+8), Dustin Johnson (+9), Gary Woodland (+10), Justin Thomas (+11), Lucas Glover (+13) and Phil Mickelson (+15), as well as a former world number one, Rickie Fowler (+8).

Brandon, ranked 487th in the world, also matched the score of 2013 US Open winner, Justin Rose, of Hampshire — another of Brandon's golfing heroes.

Afterwards, Brandon posted a comment on Instagram: "The 2024 US Open was epic. Time to get this season rolling!"

His bank balance was also boosted by €9,318.87 for finishing tied 75th place from 158 golfers.