One of the highlights of the first round of the 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship was when a kid stepped out onto the 15th tee to take on Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Tommy Fleetwood in a Nearest The Pin Challenge during their round.

Oscar Murphy Interview Abu Dhabi
Oscar Murphy and Rory McIlroy smiling after the nearest the pin challenge.

The challenge featured 13 year old Abu Dhabi based (but sounding very Northern Irish) golfer Oscar Murphy trying to get his red ball closer to the pin than his heroes.

Though he admitted to being a little weak at the knees Oscar hits a beautiful "buttery fade" to take down World Number One DJ.

Afterwards Oscar was interviewed by Nick Dougherty on Sky Sports.  I hope the guys don't mind me posting this; but it was a lovely little interview and great to see kids interested in the game. I didn't want to see it go to waste.



Remember the name!! Oscar Murphy!!

Oscar is already a champion having won the Under 12 Masters category at the 2017 Irish Junior Open Series.  The great work put in by championships organiser Michael Gallagher is paying off!!

Oscar Murphy receiving his Junior Masters trophy from Michael Gallagher.








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