Irish Youngster Comes Out Of Nowhere For Big Payday At Irish Open

Irish Youngster Comes Out Of Nowhere For Big Payday At Irish Open

When Gavin Moynihan turned professional after the 2015 Walker Cup, he would have dreamed of emulating his Irish contemporaries and all the riches that came with their successes.

A final round of 64 in Portstewart meant the 22-year-old finished as Ireland's best player of the week in the Irish Open, and the T14 finish also earned Moynihan around €85,000, by far the biggest payday of his career.

While he was highly rated as an amateur, this performance was not one that many saw coming for the 2017 Irish Open. Moynihan's cheque for his Portstewart exploits beats his combined earnings since turning professional just under two-years ago.

The Dubliner has already recorded a victory as a professional.


Earlier this year, Moynihan was victorious at the Lookers Championship in April on the PGA EuroPro Tour. He has also played this year on the Challenge Tour, but his appearance this week eclipses all previous achievements.

It's the second year in a row he has made the cut at the Irish Open, but the payday massively outweighs what he earned last year at The K Club.

Currently #500 in Golf's World Rankings, Moynihan will fly up the updated rankings when they are released tomorrow.

Daniel Kelly

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