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Rory McIlroy earns Tour Card (nearly) October 10, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in Ireland & the Irish, Sports.
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Big congratulations are due to Rory McIlroy who is well on his way to earning his Tour Card for the European Tour just a matter of weeks after he turned professional.

The Co.Down youngster has played in just two tournaments as an amateur but has already earned enough from those appearances to propel himself into 118th place (5th Oct) so as to earn playing rights for next season.

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The day after he turned pro he competed in the British Masters earning €15,128 and the following week came a fantastic third at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship earning him a whopping €212,664.  Not bad for a couple of weeks as a pro !

So best of luck to you Rory.  Here’s hoping that you will be up with the big boys for many years to come and that you do us all proud – and whatever you do, enjoy yourself !

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1. Andy Brown - December 19, 2007

A lot of people seem to believe this young man has a very bright future ahead of him and he has already made an impression on the people who keenly follow the game. A tied for 3rd at the Dunhill Links and then at tied for 4th at the Madrid Open ensured that he secured his card for the 2008 season which has made him the youngest Affiliate member on the European Tour to turn pro. He was even invited for last weeks Target World Challenge but he had to decline that invitation because of his schedule.

This lad who has just turned 18 will be in sharp focus during the 2008 season and everyone will be interested in his progress. There are many who believe Nick Faldo would be hard pressed to ignore him for the Ryder Cup. While it looks like a longshot but if he makes it one can’t think of a better boost for someone’s fledgling career. He has already had a decent finish in the Open and after having missed his first cut in his professional career in Hong Kong he seems more determined to perform at the highest level. One can only wish him all the best.

2. Rambling Man - December 19, 2007

indeed andy – thanks for the comment


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