McIlroy set to snub PGA Tour
Speculation from a number of sources yesterday had 20-year-old phenom Rory McIlroy playing full-time on the PGA Tour next year. It now appears if those rumours were premature. The youngster from Northern Ireland confirmed to Sky Sports after the second round of the Portugal Masters that he’ll most likely stay on the European Tour for another season.
Rory McIlroy has revealed that he is likely to remained based on the European Tour next season.
There has been speculation that the 20-year-old, who currently leads the Race to Dubai standings, had planned to join America’s PGA Tour next year.
However, McIlroy admitted after his second round at this week’s Portugal Masters in Vilamoura that he is “leaning towards” remaining a European Tour member for at least one more season.
In all honesty, I don’t think this is the right move. You’ve got to beat the best to be the best. However, McIlroy is still young, and from the looks of it he’s still got a long career ahead. Who knows, maybe another year in the friendly confines of Europe will do him good.
It should allow him to grow up a little more prior to next year’s Ryder Cup in Wales. I’d assume the event played a big role in his decision to stay on the European Tour for at least another year.