Kinsale’s John Murphy is now a professional golfer, taking to social media to confirm that he will move to the paid ranks under the guidance of JMC Sport.
The Walker Cup star, who was the heartbeat of his Louisville Cardinals team during a superb collegiate career, turns to the pro circuit from 110th on the world amateur golf rankings and will make his professional debut at the Challenge Tour’s Open de Bretagne from June 24-27.
Amateur golf has been a lot of fun. Excited to turn professional and sign with JMC Sport, let’s do this pic.twitter.com/dx6T40SAZn
— John Murphy (@john_murphy5) June 11, 2021
Last year’s Byron Nelson award winner will also have a PGA Tour date to look forward to at the Byron Nelson next year and adds to a growing group of budding Irish professionals who’ll hope their amateur prowess translates to the paid ranks of golf.
“I am delighted to announce that I am now a professional golfer,” Murphy said in a statement.
“I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to represent Kinsale, Ireland and the University of Louisville over the last number of years. I look forward to continuing to do so as I play golf professionally.
“I could not be more thankful for the places I have seen, people I have met and support I have received as an amateur golfer. I never thought I’d get to where I am and the last few years have been a dream come true. I can’t thank the people around me enough for helping me to reach this point.
“The journey so far has been a lot of fun and here’s hoping it only gets better. Excited to take the next step!!”