The home challenge for the Irish Open title

Here’s a run through the Irish players competing for glory at the K Club.
The home challenge for the Irish Open title

THE STARS

Rory McIlroy (7/2 fav)

Four-time major winner

Irish Open record — Appearances:

9. Best: 7th, 2008; missed cuts: 3 last year at RCD: MC

Shane Lowry (20/1)

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational champion

Irish Open best:

Winner - 2009

Irish Open record — Appearances:

7. Best: Winner, 2009 (as an amateur); missed cuts: 2; last year at RCD: T43

Graeme McDowell (30/1)

US Open champion 2010

Irish Open record — Appearances:

14. Best: T6 2014; missed cuts: 5; last year at RCD: T30

Padraig Harrington (70/1)

Three-time major champion

Irish Open record — Appearances:

20; Best: Winner, 2007 missed cuts: 7; last year at RCD: T43

Paul Dunne (90/1)

Led The Open last year as an amateur

Irish Open record — Appearances:

Debut.

Darren Clarke (250/1)

2011 Open champion

Irish Open record — Appearances:

25. Best: 2nd, 2001; missed cuts: 4; last year at RCD: T28

Paul McGinley (750/1)

2014 winning Ryder Cup captain

Irish Open record — Appearances:

25. Best: T3 2000; missed cuts: 7; last year at RCD: MC

THE PROS

Gary Hurley 250/1, Michael Hoey 300/1, Kevin Phelan 300/1, Ruaidhri McGee 300/1, Peter Lawrie 400/1, Gavin Moynihan 500/1

THE AMATEURS

Jack Hume 300/1, Colm Campbell 500/1, John-Ross Galbraith 1000/1

IRISH PGA PROS

Eamon Brady, David Higgins, Colm Moriarty, Niall O’Briain, Damien Mooney (all available at 1000/1).

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