BRADLEY Dredge will complete the full set of golf’s four majors in just over a fortnight when he takes to the first tee at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

After appearing at the Masters in 2007, the Open three years later and US PGA last July, Dredge has now qualified for the US Open.

It comes a decade after the Tredegar-born 43-year-old claimed he didn’t “do qualifying for the US Open”.

Writing on his own website, Dredge said: “In past years I have always tried to get a place in the US Open by playing well enough in Europe to rank inside the world’s top 50, but playing the qualifier has at least done the job for this year.”

Dredge made it to the 117th US Open, which runs from June 15-18, by coming through a qualifying event at Walton Heath.

The top 15 finishers secured a place at the second major of the year, with Dredge carding a two-round score of 11-under-par to claim joint fifth – England’s Aaron Rai took first place.

“The Walton Heath club in Surrey is famous for staging the first ever Ryder Cup but now, in my personal memory, it is the venue where I played well enough to qualify for my first ever US Open,” added Dredge.

“And in doing so not only was I one of two players who shot a club record 10-under-par 62 around the New Course but I also made sure I would complete the major grand slam having previously only played the Masters, the Open and the US PGA.

“And I did it in style because while my long game was in good shape as I made 10 birdies to shoot that 62 the score could have been even lower.

“I missed two very makeable birdie efforts early in the round and then on the final two par fours I failed to sink two more efforts from inside 15 feet.

“But even though I didn’t shoot a 58 I was still top of the halfway leaderboard alongside a fellow Welshman.

“David Boote is an amateur and aged just 23 but plays off plus four and had some local knowledge as he is a Walton Heath member.

“My afternoon round did not get off to the best of starts as I found a bunker at the first hole and three-putted the second green on the way to carding three bogeys in the first four holes.

“But three birdies in five holes after the turn put me back in contention for one of the 15 US Open tickets on offer and, after signing for a 71, I found myself in a share of fifth place.”