Bye bye Reed; but where's Jack Hume? Or the Irish PGA champion Niall Kearney?

Bye bye Reed; but where's Jack Hume? Or the Irish PGA champion Niall Kearney?

Patrick Reed's decision to pull out of the BMW PGA and the Irish Open is a blow to the European Tour. But Irish golf is wondering why Jack Hume is now missing from the Irish Open entry list and whether Irish Professional champion Niall Kearney will get one of the invitations.

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All grown up — Kearney prepared for the next step

All grown up — Kearney prepared for the next step

It feels as though an eternity has passed since Kearney teed it up in the Walker Cup at Merion in 2009 and won two of his four matches against a USA side that featured the likes of PGA Tour winners Brian Harman, Peter Uihlein and Rickie Fowler.

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PGA Irish Region loses two Irish Open spots - No places for Kearney, Moriarty or McGeady either

PGA Irish Region loses two Irish Open spots - No places for Kearney, Moriarty or McGeady either

He might be welcome in the Titleist PGA Playoffs, the PGA Cup team or even the BMW PGA at Wentworth but last year’s PGA in Ireland Combined Order of Merit winner Niall Kearney will not be getting one of the six spots — a reduction of two on last year — allocated to Irish PGA professionals in next month's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down.

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Kearney clinches Asian Tour card

Kearney clinches Asian Tour card

Slowly but surely things are falling into place for 2009 Walker Cup star Niall Kearney. With his injury problems resolved and his victories in the Irish PGA and the Titleist PGA Play-offs last year underlining his maturity as a professional, he took another step forward in his career on Saturday when he clinched his Asian Tour card for 2015.

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