Sunday 25 August 2019

September date for Irish Open with Mount Juliet a likely venue

 

No venue or host player has yet been chosen for 2020, but it’s believed that Mount Juliet in Kilkenny – which hosted the Irish Open from 1993-’95 – has been visited by European Tour officials (stock photo)
No venue or host player has yet been chosen for 2020, but it’s believed that Mount Juliet in Kilkenny – which hosted the Irish Open from 1993-’95 – has been visited by European Tour officials (stock photo)

Brian Keogh

It looks like the Irish Open will have a new date as well as a new venue next year, following confirmation that the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational will take place two weeks before the Open Championship - the slot occupied by the Dubai Duty Free-sponsored event in Lahinch this year.

That switch by the PGA Tour means the Irish Open is almost certain to switch to a later date with early September being a possibility, after the four Majors and Olympics have been played.

No venue or host player has yet been chosen for 2020, but it's believed that Mount Juliet in Kilkenny - which hosted the Irish Open from 1993-'95 - has been visited by European Tour officials.

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