Paul Dunne's stock rises with Torrey Pines start and Davy deal
Paul Dunne shows off his Davy Group logo

Paul Dunne shows off his Davy Group logo

Paul Dunne's US PGA Tour debut won't come at Pebble Beach after all but later this month in the $6.5 million Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

The Co Wicklow star, who rose to fame by leading the Open in the final round as an amateur last year before winning the Walker Cup and his European tour card, has received an invitation to join the likes of Shane Lowry, Dustin Johnson and three-time winner Phil Mickelson in La Jolla from January 28-31.

It remains to be seen if Dunne can secure a place alongside Lowry and Pádraig Harrington in the following week's Waste Management Open in Phoenix before joining the Irish duo at Pebble Beach for the AT&T Pro-Am from February 11-14.

A stomach bug forced Dunne to withdraw from this week's BMW SA Open in Johannesburg before the first round.

However, the 23-year old plans to tee it up in the Joburg Open next week with a new sponsor in his stable after signing a two-year deal with wealth management provider, The Davy Group.

According to Davy, the young and ambitious Dunne is "a natural fit" for the Davy Group brand and will wear the company logo on his clothing.

Davy will help Dunne look at his future financial planning with Brian McKiernan, CEO of the Davy Group, adding: "For over 90 years Davy has consistently invested in talent and ambition to deliver the best results for our clients.

"As an Irish owned business we are delighted to support Paul as he begins his journey to compete with the best golfers in the world and continue a proud tradition of Irish golfing

Dunne said: "I am really excited to have The Davy Group supporting me as I embark on my European Tour career. It’s great to be associated with a Dublin based company, and I look forward to working with them in the months ahead.

"I hope I can give the company some great exposure as I compete around the world."