Michael Hoey has announced his retirement from professional golf to become a referee on the DP World Tour.
Hoey, a five-time winner on the European Tour and part of the victorious Walker Cup team in 2001, will begin his new role in South Africa next month as a referee.
“It’s exciting, a new challenge,” the 43-year-old from Ballymoney told BBC Sport. “When the pandemic started in 2020 I started learning the rules and looking into that as I didn’t really know where …