Mount Juliet confirmed as Irish Open venue next year

Mount Juliet confirmed as Irish Open venue next year

Mount Juliet in Kilkenny has been confirmed as the venue for golf's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in 2020.

The tournament will be held from May 27 to May 31 next year, with Rory McIlroy set to be part of the field.

Mount Juliet hosted the tournament between 1993 and 1995 and two World Golf Championship events in 2002 and 2004.

Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour, said: "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.

"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."

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