Power has been a professional since 2011. Chris Carlson
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Irish Olympian Séamus Power claims place on PGA Tour

The Waterford golfer can look forward to playing in North America’s premier golf tour next season.

WATERFORD’S SÉAMUS POWER has secured a card for next season’s PGA Tour.

The 29-year-old, who finished in a tie for 15th place at the Rio Games earlier this month, will get the opportunity to compete against the world’s best golfers next year after finishing ninth on the tour money list for 2016, the developmental competition behind the PGA Tour.

A tie for 11th at the Portland Open at the weekend ensured that the former East Tennessee State University student would finish in the top 25 places on the money list, after he earned $209,590 in prize money this year.

In May, Power became the first Irish golfer to win a Tour event when he won the United Leasing & Finance Championship in Indiana.

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