Tom McKibbin is living the best days of his career. This 20-year-old could be a big star in the future. Namely, the Northern Irishman won his first DP World Tour title. There are many reactions from the world of golf to the great performance of this young golfer.
Certainly, the most significant is the reaction of his countryman, Rory McIlroy, who is also McKibbin's idol; “Very well,” -McIlroy said, as per by golfmonthly.com “I watched every shot this morning. I was really happy for him.
For 20 years old he showed so much composure. And, yeah, look, he’s been, we’ve all known from back home the potential that he has, but I think to break through and win for the first time at 20 years old is, there’s a bright future ahead of him”.
Even as a boy, Tom drew attention to himself and was known by many. Few expected that his career would go in such a good direction. Rory emphasized that he has known this golfer since he was a boy. It was clear to him that he was talented.
“So proud of him."- McIlroy said. “I've known Tom since he was 10 years old. And to see his progression and see where he is today and get that first win in Europe is, was really cool to see”.
Tom McKibbin's impression after the trophy
Tom McKibbin will get wind at his back after the trophy.
It will be a significant trophy for him, and motivation for the future. He is especially happy that his father was present and that he could witness such a great moment. “It's pretty amazing, yes, it's been a good day," -the young golfer said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“I was in a good group with Jordan [Smith] and David [Law] so it was pretty nice. It was just nice to go out there and put a really, really nice round together. I've learnt that I am good enough to win. I always thought I was but to prove it today was pretty special.
I guess I have learnt a lot from failures and missing cuts by a shot and just missing things ever so slightly. So to take all of those things that I have learnt and to put them into play tonight was really nice. It will probably not sink in until tomorrow. To have my dad here, he comes most weeks, is pretty special. To win in front of him is pretty amazing”.
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