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RORY McILROY aside, the Irish endured a disappointing week at the K Club.

Shane Lowry finished T23 - 11 shots off the top - while Gavin Moynihan and Kevin Phelan were the next best, placed in T36.

The likes of Padraig Harrington, Peter Lawrie, David Higgins and Michael Hoey all missed the cut.

It's been a really disappointing campaign for Hoey, who is on a shocking run of form.

The 37-year-old has made just two cuts all season - and both were back in January, at the Joburg Open and HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi.

Hoey's European Tour earnings this season total just [euro]8,124 - more than [euro]80,000 shy of what he had pocketed at the same stage of 2015.

The Ulster man will be looking for a change of fortune as he enters a make or break period of the season at Wentworth.

Traditionally, the BMW PGA Championship has been an early summer staging post, where you reflect on the first five months of the campaign and reassess your targets.

Many questions cross your mind. Is my card secure? Am I on course for the top 60? What is the relationship with my caddie like? Hoey is one of several players who will be hoping for a change of dynamic this week.

A win or positive performance at Wentworth is a game changer heading towards the summer.

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Title Annotation:Sport; Opinion, Columns
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 25, 2016
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