Friday, 6 January 2012
We are all celebrating the fantastic news today that this year’s Irish Open will be staged at Royal Portrush from 28 June to 1 July 2012.
This will be the first time that the event has returned to Northern Ireland since it was staged at Belvoir Park in 1953! US Open champion McIlroy has already guaranteed his participation at the event and spoke of his delight at the return to event to Northern Ireland.
“I’m delighted that I was able to work on my schedule that I can play in the Irish Open,” said McIlroy.
Northern Ireland’s major winners Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, who both have strong links with the north coast, have agreed to act in an ambassadorial role for Royal Portrush, which will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2013. “Fantastic news on the Irish Open 2012 coming to Royal Portrush,” McDowell told his Twitter followers.
So we look forward to welcoming Players & Spectators alike to Galgorm and the beautiful North Coast this summer!!!