Rory McIlroy: Former winner to return to compete at Irish Open at Mount Juliet in July
Rory McIlroy will return to compete on the Irish Open at Mount Juliet in July after lacking final 12 months’s match at Galgorm Citadel.
A restricted variety of spectators shall be allowed on website to look at McIlroy and fellow Irish main champions Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell participate within the occasion.
McIlroy was match host from 2015 to 2018 and received at The Ok Membership in 2016.
“I’m actually excited to get again and play the Irish Open,” mentioned McIlroy.
“I’ve so many unimaginable reminiscences of this occasion down the years, not least my victory in 2016, and I believe it’s going to be a fairly particular week this July with the followers returning. I am actually excited to play in entrance of them once more,” added the world quantity 10.
Reigning Open champion Lowry added: “I can’t wait to get again and play in entrance of the Irish crowds once more.
“I’ve been actually keen to take action because the Open champion earlier than I defend the Claret Jug and hopefully I can placed on a present for them at Mount Juliet for what is certain to be a memorable week.”
Lowry and Harrington took half in September’s 2020 Irish Open at Galgorm in County Antrim however, like McIlroy, McDowell was absent.
Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, with a share donated to key frontline employees in recognition of their devoted work all through the pandemic.
The purse for the Irish Open has been upped to £2.7m though the match won’t be a part of the Rolex Sequence.
The Kilkenny venue was scheduled to host the 2020 model of the occasion earlier than Covid-19 led to a postponement.
Galgorm Citadel later staged the match with a considerably lowered prize fund of £1.13m.
Again in 2019 when the occasion was one of many European Tour’s elite occasions, the Irish Open’s prize fund was £5.6m.