Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els will play in this year's Irish Open
Rory McIlroy has confirmed that Ryder Cup team mate Sergio Garcia and four-time major champion Ernie Els will take part in this year's Irish Open at Royal County Down on Twitter.
McIlroy's charitable foundation will be the tournament's official host.
American rival Ricky Fowler has already committed to the tournament along with last year's winner Mikko Ilonen and Lee Westwood.
The tournament takes place from May 28-31.