ISM's Chubby Chandler has told the SportsBusiness Journal that Rory McIlroy will not be pursuing the American dream next year. 

"Rory has decided not to join the PGA Tour in 2010,” Chandler told the American organ by e-mail. 

That means no change from what Chubby told us all in Tucson in February.

McIlroy played 11 events in the US this year and would need to play another four to meet the 15-tournament minimum.

But Padraig Harrington sees no immediate reason why McIlroy would not take up his US card.

"The fact that I have done it, says that he should do it," Harrington said this week. "Why would I not tell him to do it? I would have to sit down and think more about it."