Paul Dunne is making this professional golf lark look ridiculously easy 5 years ago

Paul Dunne is making this professional golf lark look ridiculously easy

See you in the Major League... of golf.

Paul Dunne will be on the European Tour next season, teeing off with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Miguel Angel Jimenez (the cigar-enjoying legend) and Ian Poulter.

Dunne recorded a final round of -2 to finish at -10 for the tournament - after six gruelling rounds - and tied for 13th. That was more than enough for 22-year-old as he finished well inside the top 20.

Earlier this year, Dunne's final events as an amateur were The Open, which he led going into the last day, and a successful Walker Cup campaign with the Great Britain & Ireland team.

He then excelled at the Dunhill Links Championship and got a taste for another couple of pro outings before focusing on Q School.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - Practice Round

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Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy is two shots off the lead after the first round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The Northern Irishman, who is leading the Race to Dubai rankings, posted a battling score of -4 but needed this excellent bunker shot on 18 to finish on a high.