Seamus Power will play on the PGA Tour next year

The Irish golfer finished T15 at the Olympic Games in Rio earlier this month

Seamus Power

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Irish Olympian Seamus Power will compete on the PGA Tour next year.

The Waterford native, who featured for Ireland during the Rio Games earlier this month and tied for 15th in the Olympic golf tournament, finished ninth on the tour money list for 2016.

The 29-year-old earned $209,590 in prize money this year and completed his tour in Oregon this week at the Portland Open, finishing tied for 11th.

The top 25 players on the tour earn a spot on the PGA Tour and are given the opportunity to play with some of the world's finest golfers including Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth.


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The Portland Open was won Ryan Brehm, with the big hitting American finishing one shot clear of compatriot Mark Anderson.