Sunday 17 November 2019

Mount Juliet confirmed as venue for 2020 Irish Open

Mount Juliet
Mount Juliet

Mount Juliet will host next year's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, as the competition returns to the famous Kilkenny venue for the first time since 1995.

Next year's tournament will also have an earlier start date with the action teeing off on May 28.

"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," said European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley.

"Our second Rolex Series event of the 2020 season is sure to be another spectacular occasion, following the success of last year’s edition at Lahinch, which epitomised the growth of this tournament since Dubai Duty Free came on board as title sponsors in 2015."

Jon Rahm will be aiming to defend his title after last year's success in Lahinch while Rory McIlroy has already committed to participating having missed out last year.

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