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On Monday Rory McIlroy’s manager, Chubby Chandler with ISM, said his man would forego membership on the PGA Tour in 2010. A day later, the 20-year-old lad told members of the European press he was still considering the move.

While we await the final word, Chandler’s points for a one-year pass seem valid. “He matured a lot in the last year,” Chandler said. “But in hindsight he will need more practice in Europe. A big fish in a smaller pond.”

According to Chandler, McIlroy will play virtually the same schedule he did in 2009 in the United States, with starts at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Honda Classic, WGC-CA Championship, Houston Open, Quail Hollow Championship (if he gets an exemption), Players Championship and U.S. Open amid European Tour starts.

“I put the two schedules in front of him at the Dunhill (Links Championship),” Chandler said. “(PGA Tour) membership would require a lot of golf.”

Good advice. Let’s hope the kid listens.