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From TrackMan simulators to the longest course on the DP World Tour.

That’s the scenario facing Jordan Weber this week, who is ready to make a dream debut on the formerly known European Tour.

The 38-year-old from Iowa quit the game over a decade ago after a nasty case of the yips but will now tee it up for the first time as a professional.

And Weber will be the only man in Hamburg to earn a European Open berth from playing indoors.

He topped the Order of Merit on the NEXT Golf Tour, a series of 18-hole tournaments played exclusively on TrackMan simulators, to win the priceless reward.

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“All these dreams of mine feel like they’re coming true,” he said.

“You watch some of those top players on tour [and think], ‘Oh wouldn’t it just be cool to play one round of golf with them?’ Now I get to play with the top guys.

“It doesn’t feel real. I’m so excited for it. It’s a dream come true.”

However, Weber has faced a nightmare start to the biggest week in his career. He travelled to Germany with extended family – but his golf clubs didn’t follow.

As of Monday night, the search for a replacement set of sticks was ongoing, with Weber left praying his clubs will arrive ahead of Thursday’s opening round.

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Meanwhile, he will compete in three consecutive events on the Challenge Tour in August.

Weber also earned exemptions to play the Farmfoods Scottish Challenge supported by The R&A, Vierumaki Finnish Challenge and the Indoor Golf Group Challenge in Sweden.

This week’s $2.5 million total prize purse is unknown territory for Weber, but he has been contesting plenty of cash in the indoor league.

His second win of the seven-event season, had a $30,000 winner’s check, pushing his seasonal earnings to $90,319.

That included a $15,000 bonus for topping the Order of Merit.

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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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