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The Irish Open will start on Thursday, July 1st with nationwide stars equivalent to Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry participating within the European Tour’s occasion at Mount Juliet, Kilkenny.

5,000 spectators shall be in attendance over the weekend to look at McIlroy and co. go up in opposition to one another with a €3 million purse at stake.

The four-time main winner will play within the Irish Open for the primary time since 2018, the final 12 months it was hosted by the Rory Foundation.

Ryder Cup captain Pádraig Harrington and vice-captain Graeme McDowell be a part of the aforementioned two on the record of Irish main winners in Kilkenny for this week’s event.

2020 Irish Open winner Todd Cantlin will even participate and is paired with Rory McIlroy for the opening rounds.

The Mount Juliet golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is an American-style parkland course and can look acquainted to programs on the PGA Tour.

It is the primary time the golf course has been the venue for the event since 1995 when Sam Torrance claimed victory in a playoff in opposition to Stuart Gage and Howard Clark.

The venue was anticipated to host the 2020 Irish Open however final 12 months’s instalment was moved to Galgorm Castle because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


McIlroy comes into the Irish Open as an 11/2 favorite to win the occasion and is 14/1 to guide after the primary day, an achievement not unusual in a McIlroy victory.

Shane Lowry is considered because the second favorite to win the Irish Open on 14/1.

Both golfers have beforehand received the event with Rory’s win coming in 2016 on the Okay Club and Shane Lowry’s triumph being his breakthrough efficiency as an newbie on the County Louth Golf Club in 2009.

Tommy Fleetwood, who tees off with Rory McIlroy within the opening rounds can also be tipped to do properly this weekend with odds of 4/1 on a top-five end.

Two-time main winner and Ryder Cup vice-captain Martin Kaymer is the wild card of the bunch with beneficial odds on each a high-end end and lacking the lower.

The German is seen as a potential banana slip by bookies as he sits on 5/2 to complete inside the highest 10 for some bookmakers and 5/2 to overlook the lower for others.

Irish Open First Round Tee Times For Irish Golfers

8:00 am: Shane Lowry, Jonathan Caldwell

8:10 am: Pádraig Harrington

8:20 am: Simon Thornton

9:20 am: Cormac Sharvin, Paul Dunne

12:50 pm: Niall Kearney

1 pm: Rory McIlroy

1 pm: Rowan Lester

1:10 pm: Graeme McDowell

2 pm: Colm Moriarty

2:10 pm: Caolan Rafferty

2:20 pm: Gavin Moynihan, Mark Power

2:30 pm: Neil O’Briain

2:30 pm: Robin Dawson

Where To Watch

The Irish Open shall be accessible to look at on RTÉ 2 and the RTÉ Player from Thursday with protection beginning at 1:30 pm.


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