Keith Nolan begins his quest for a PGA Tour card tomorrow.Former Shamrock Rovers ace Stephen Grant is chasing his US PGA Tour dream this week.

The winger turned pro swinger tees it up in the first stage of the American Q-School in Florida today.

Grant, 34, is already through to December’s second stage of the European Tour school. But he’s trying his luck on both sides of the Atlantic after coming through US pre-qualifying last week.

The Birr ace is one of six Irishmen in action Stateside as Waterford’s Seamus Power, Ballymena’s Chris Devlin, Waterville’s Mark Murphy and Bray’s Keith Nolan all start their quests this week.

Dungannon’s Fergal Rafferty goes for it next week in Texas.

PGA Tour Qualifying School, First Stage

Oct 18 - 21, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, NC - Seamus Power (Charlotte, NC).

Oct 18 - 21, Grasslands Golf & Country Club, Lakeland, FL - Stephen Grant.

Oct 18 - 21, Stonebridge Ranch Country Club - Hills CH/CM, McKinney, TX - Chris Devlin, Mark Murphy.

Oct 19 - 22, The Auburn University Club, Auburn, AL - Keith Nolan (Knoxville, TN)

Oct 25 - 28, Lantana Golf Club, Lantana, TX - Fergal Rafferty (Houston, TX)