Pic: So this is what it looks like to be a member of the European Tour 5 years ago

Pic: So this is what it looks like to be a member of the European Tour

The sweetest card to arrive in the post this Christmas.

Paul Dunne might already be plying his trade on the European Tour but the Irish golfer now has further cause to celebrate his newfound status.

Former amateur star Dunne, who became a global sensation when leading the Open entering the final round this past summer, won his place on tour by finishing in the top 25 at the qualifying school last month.

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He has since competed in the Alfred Dunhill Championship and Australian PGA Championship, but the Greystones man finally got his hands on his official Tour card this morning.