Callaway Golf has announced the signing of exciting young Northern Irishman Tom McKibbin as a new Staff Professional on the DP World Tour.
A winner on the DP World Tour after just 26 starts, the 21-year-old claimed his breakthrough victory at last year’s Porsche European Open in Germany, and will play a full complement of Callaway and Odyssey equipment, including the new Chrome Tour ball.
McKibbin made an incredible start to his golfing career at a very young age. He captured the Junior Honda Classic title in his age group when he was just 12, and among his many other amateur accolades, at just 16, he was one of the youngest ever players to represent Ireland at the 2019 Home Internationals. In 2019, his US success continued when he won the prestigious Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club in South Carolina.
Prior to turning professional in 2021, he represented Ireland at the 2018 and 2019 European Boys’ Team Championship and played for Great Britain & Ireland in the Jacques Léglise Trophy the same years.
He will compete in his first DP World Tour tournament as a #TeamCallaway staffer at the Dubai Invitational, which begins today (January 11).
Commenting on this important new signing, Peter Harrison, Director of Tour Relations, Callaway Golf EMEA, said: “Tom is an exciting prospect in the world of professional golf – already a proven winner – and we are proud to have yet another young star of the future join our Callaway and Odyssey families, representing us on the biggest stage.”
McKibbin added: “I’ve been testing new Callaway and Odyssey products with the Tour team over the winter and I can’t wait to put my new equipment into competitive play. I’ve been a long-time fan of Callaway equipment and I’m confident I can take a big step forwards in my career using their clubs and golf ball.”