The 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour has been the learning ground for many of the European Tourâ€™s top pros.
Major winners and Ryder Cup heroes alike have started their professional careers on Europeâ€™s leading development tour. In December 2012, Scott Jamieson claimed his maiden European Tour title, three years after winning the EuroProâ€™s Order of Merit.
At the recent Scottish Open, John Morgan caught up with the Glasgow golfer, who told the EuroProâ€™s resident on-course analyst how valuable the Tour has been in his career.
â€œIt was great, it was a massive learning curve for me,â€ he said. â€œI had played a year in the States professionally, doing bits and pieces on different mini tours, but realised at the end of it that I wasnâ€™t going anywhere.
â€œI could have won a lot of money but I wasnâ€™t moving up any sort of ladder so that was when I decided I had to go and play on the EuroPro Tour.
â€œIt was massive [in my development]. You have to learn how to close out tournaments, whether you are in a winning position or going for a top ten or top 20. You have to learn to play in that final round under pressure when it is all on the line.
â€œWinning is something you have to learn how to do and [the EuroPro] allowed me to do that. Getting that first win was a big highlight and a big turning point in my career.â€
Watch the interview in full at the top of this page.
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