IN PICTURES: 18 photos from Day Two of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Donegal Thousands upon thousands of people attended day two of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal on Friday. To launch our special gallery of 18 photos from the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open click on the icon in the bottom left corner of the photograph above or click on the link, also above. … [Read more...] about IN PICTURES: 18 photos from day two of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Donegal
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Inishowen has been a hive of activity over recent weeks in preparation for the County Donegal peninsula and the wider north west hosting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open next week. Almost every major route into the stunning peninsula and every towns and villages across the region has seen works taking place to ensure the areas are looking their best and the expected influx of visitors and locals have a great experience during the tournament. There is now just over one week to go before thousands of golfing fans descend on Ballyliffin for the first ever Irish Open to be hosted in Ballyliffin Golf ClubNewly elected Cathaoirleach of Inishowen Municipal District Councillor Martin Farren has seen first-hand the tremendous work that is being done by people all across the peninsula.He said: “This is a very exciting time for everyone in Inishowen and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for millions of people across the globe to see our beautiful corner of the world.“It is great … [Read more...] about Inishowen a hive of activity ahead of hosting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Rafa Cabrera Bello will be hoping to emulate his Spanish compatriot Jon Rahm by claiming the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open title this July. And his 2016 Ryder Cup team-mates – English trio Matthew Fitzpatrick, Chris Wood and Danny Willett – have also confirmed their participation in the prestigious Rolex Series event.As one of the European Tour’s eight Rolex Series events, the Irish Open will carry extra Ryder Cup points for those players hoping to earn a place in Thomas Bjørn’s team for Le Golf National in September.And following his impressive debut performance at Hazeltine National in 2016, Cabrera Bello will be hoping for a big summer if he is to have a chance of playing in Paris in four months’ time.“I am really looking forward to returning to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and playing in front of the Irish crowds again,” said Cabrera Bello. “It is a tournament which has been very good to me through the years and I love links … [Read more...] about Dubai Duty Free Irish Open: Spanish ace up for Ballyliffin challenge
The European Tour confirmed today that the event would be coming to the Banner county for the first time in its 91-year history from July 4-7. As a Rolex Series event, the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will once again feature a minimum prize fund of $7 million and will attract a world-class field to Lahinch Golf Club, providing a huge boost to the local and national economy. Paul McGinley will host the event, taking over from Rory McIlroy. Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour, said: “I am delighted to announce today that the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will be played at Lahinch Golf Club, continuing our desire to take the tournament to Ireland’s great links. “We extend our grateful thanks to everyone at the golf club, the local authorities in County Clare and everyone in the south west of Ireland for coming together to make this happen. The tournament is one of the great and historic events on the European Tour, raised to a new level in recent … [Read more...] about Lahinch Golf Club to host 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Roger Federer is running out of time to accept a wild card to play in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as the deadline to confirm his participation approaches. The 36-year-old is considering returning to the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, which he has won on seven previous occasions, but has yet to declare his intentions. Dubai was expected to be Federer's next port of call after he won the Australian Open but accepting an offer to play the Rotterdam Open – where he became the oldest world number one in history – has thrown his participation into major doubt. Having not been included in the list of direct entrants into the tournament – world number five Grigor Dimitrov is currently the top seed - Federer needs a wild card to compete in the event. ATP rules state that a tournament must declare its wild card entries by 12pm EST [5pm GMT] on the Friday before the main draw is scheduled to start. Tournament organisers are yet to confirm any of its four … [Read more...] about Will Roger Federer play the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships?