Tom McKibbin: Northern Ireland teenager turns professional and will play in this week’s Tenerife Open – BBC Sport

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Northern Ireland teenager Tom McKibbin has turned professional and his first European Tour event in the paid ranks will be this week’s Tenerife Open.

McKibbin, 18, recorded several wins in prestigious boys and youth events on both sides of the Atlantic including a triumph in the Junior Honda Classic.

He also represented Ireland in the Home Internationals and narrowly missed out on a spot at this year’s Walker Cup.

“I’m ecstatic to make my professional debut next week,” said McKibbin.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my amateur career and the European Tour for this opportunity.”

After making his professional debut in Tenerife, McKibbin will compete in European Tour and Challenge Tour events during the remainder of 2021.

Tom McKibbin was unfazed by McIlroy comparisons as an 11-year-old McKibbin has signed a management deal with JMC Sport, whose director of player management Mitchell Tweedie said they were “delighted to start this journey with him”.

“I look forward to watching him grow and prosper across the various global tours.”

McKibbin played in a number of European Tour and Challenge Tour events as an amateur including the Northern Ireland Open and the World Invitational events at Galgorm Castle in his native Northern Ireland.
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