Following the sad news of the mighty Peter Crowhurst’s sudden and unexpected demise in March this year the PGA and MCC have decided to invite Mike Illsly to compete in this years Portugal Tour. Mike, who is currently honing his game in  America was obviously shocked by the news of Pete’s passing but also honoured at the call up.

” Peter Crowhurst is irreplaceable but I feel privileged to be invited to participate in the tour and I am particularly looking forward to competing in the new “Peter Crowhurst Celebration” event.

We will all be remembering Pete in our own way during the Tour.”

MK Seve, of SeveBet, said ” We will be examining recent form and expect to have starting prices for the new competitor shortly” (Don’t call me shorty).