He made his way to victory after competing against Julien Trudeau winning 1-up after 19 holes. He was offered exemptions into two European Tour events: the 2012 Trophee Hassan II and the 2012 Irish Open — making the cut in both events.
Guess what PGA player is one of Mark's best friend and who he caddie for on the PGA? Hint: he had an epic battle with Tiger Woods.
"They'll probably kill me for telling you this but when Julian joined Mallory and I in our house -we were watching a movie and I got up to get a drink and noticed their hands together so I knew something was going on. Its all good they're great people."
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Mark Murphy caddied for a group of his father’s friends from the United States. On the 15th hole, one of the playing partners turned to Mark and told him, “If you hit your shot inside mine onto the green, I’ll give you everything I have.” Mark hit his 9-iron shot to 15 feet. True to his word, the man gave Mark his set of clubs. That was Mark’s first set.
Mark picked up the game immediately. By 19, he was a scratch golfer. He was chosen to represent Ireland on the junior national team. He turned pro and traveled back and forth between the U.S. and Europe. He played on the Challenge Tour in Europe, and the Gateway Tour and the mini-tours in the U.S.