Irish golfer Paul Dunne, who held a share of the lead after three rounds of the Open, has turned professional.
The 22-year-old was bidding to become the first amateur to win the Claret Jug since 1930, but he faltered on the final day and posted a six-over 78 which saw him finish in a tie for 30th.
It was a slip that meant that Dunne did not even finish as the top amateur, with Jordan Niebrugge winning the Silver Medal for the best-placed amateur.
However, the Dubliner bounced back to sink the winning putt as Great Britain and Ireland won the Walker Cup last month.
Dunne has now decided that it is time to join the professional ranks, stating: "I am really excited to begin this next chapter in my golf career."
Two of Dunne's Walker Cup team-mates, Gavin Moynihan and Ashley Chesters, have also announced that they have turned professional.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.
The US President phoned in as McIlroy played in a Sunday fundraiser for coronavirus victims.