Mount Juliet golf course in County Kilkenny will host the Irish Open for the fourth time in 2020.
The event will take place in May, from the 27th to 31st. It will once again attract big players such as current champion John Rahm. It is also expected that Rory McIlroy will be teeing off. The course based in Thomastown hosted the event from 1993 to 1995. It also hosted the World Championship in 2002 and 2004.
The Chief Executive of the European Golf tour Keith Pelley said “We are thrilled to bring the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to Mount Juliet Estate, a venue which boasts a world class golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, and a history of hosting prestigious tournaments.
He continued to say that the second rolex event of the year is going to be another spectacular occasion, he said “Our second Rolex Series event of the 2020 season is sure to be another spectacular occasion”.
The prize money is terrific as well so it will attract some of the big name golfers in my opinion. 2019 John Rahm who won the title in Lahinch, Co Clare, took home a check in excess of 1 million for winning the tournament. Other top golfers that were at the event in 2019 include Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter, Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington to name but a few. The 2020 tournament promises to be another exciting tournament with the local economy in Thomastown of course set to to benefit.