Rory McIlroy Confirms He’s No Longer a European Tour Member
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-02-18
McIlroy has finally confirmed that he will not be teeing it up as a European Tour member this week.
Last year McIlroy was seriously considering giving up his European Tour membership to focus putting him in the best shape for majors and the PGA Tour.
Rory was asked at the Genesis Open about the situation and confirmed he was giving up his European Tour card.
This means during this week's WGC Mexico Championship, where prize money is counted on both tours, will be the first time since 2007 since he turned pro that he will not be involved with the European Tour.
“Whatever I earn next week in Mexico will not count on the Race to Dubai as I’ve not re-joined the European Tour,” he said prior to finishing tied-fourth at Riviera on Sunday.
“I was, for one reason or another, going to re-join at the end of last year but I didn’t.
“I was awarded Life Membership of the European Tour some time back but that is an honorary position and meaning you still have to re-join each year paying a membership fee.”
He will play four more events starting in May but has yet to confirm those four events.
Being from Nothern Ireland this comes as a big hit to the European Tour.