Paul Dunne has joined Bounce Sport, as he attempts to get back to the top tier of European golf.
From turning professional in 2015, Paul’s career was on an upward trajectory from the start. Having secured his European Tour card on his first attempt at Qualifying School, a couple of top 10 finishes in South Africa and Denmark helped him retain his playing rights in 2016.
The following year, Paul was able to show that his successful amateur performance in the 2015 Open Championship was only the start of what he is capable of. He narrowly missed out in a play-off to finish runner-up in the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco, however, this was just the precursor to his first professional win at the British Masters at Close House, where a superb final ound saw him hold off Rory McIlroy for the win.
2018 might not have seen him quite continue his fast-track route to the top, however teaming up with compatriot Gavin Moynihan, he won the Golf Sixes at the Centurion Club, finished runner-up in the Open de Espana in Madrid, and reached a career-high OWGR ranking of 65.
Then, in the later part of 2019, he suffered a hand injury, which, together with the start of the COVID virus the following spring, restricted his playing opportunities. Now, having fully recovered from surgery and with a packed schedule to look forward to, Paul is ready to get back onto the DP World Tour and continue where he left off.
Paul, currently in South Africa competing in the Jonsson Workwear Open said: “I am looking forward to be working with Iain and the team at Bounce. I really feel that I can get back to the form I had in 2017, and with the right support in place, then this just leaves me to do what I know best on the golf course.”
Iain Stoddart, Founder of Bounce Sport, said: “We are really excited to be working with Paul, and to be able to support him as he gets back to playing a full schedule without any injury worries. He’s proved he can compete with the best and win, and with the undoubted talent he has, there is no reason why he can’t be back competing with the best of the DP World Tour very soon.”
Paul joins an exciting group of Scottish professionals at Bounce Sport headed up by Robert MacIntyre, Grant Forrest, Calum Hill and Stephen Gallacher.