Ulsterman Hoey considering move to PGA Tour in 2013
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Ulsterman Hoey considering move to PGA Tour in 2013


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After logging three European Tour wins in the last two seasons, including the Trophee Hassan II this year, Michael Hoey may be ready to make the transatlantic jump to the PGA Tour next season.

With two starts on American soil in the next two weeks, Hoey will use them to measure himself against the PGA Tour's best - and the viability of being successful.



“I would love to play on the PGA Tour next year but I have decided to use these two weeks as a yardstick on how I perform over here,” he said, according to Reuters. “If I play well enough then I may still go to the Tour School but if I don’t then I will have to reconsider."

The top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking are exempt into the second stage of Q-school. Hoey has recently dropped out of the top 100, however, and is currently No. 105. With the world ranking points on the table between the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship, Hoey could easily gain those five spots.

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