Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Pádraig Harrington and Séamus Power confirmed for Irish Open at Royal County Down in September

Must read

Séamus Power

Pádraig Harrington and Séamus Power will tee it up in September when the Amgen Irish Open returns to Royal County Down later this year.

The pair will join Major winner and Ryder Cup stars Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry in the field at the world-renowned Newcastle venue, which will host the Irish Open for the second time in its history from September 12-15.

Three-time Major winner Harrington will be making his 29th consecutive appearance in his home open, which he won at Adare Manor in 2007, while two-time PGA Tour winner Power will be making his highly anticipated return to the event after missing out through injury last year.

“My national Open is always a tournament I look forward to playing in, and I can’t believe it has almost been 30 years since I made my first appearance,” said Harrington. “My drive to compete is as strong as it has ever been, and I can’t wait to take on the challenge of Royal County Down once again.

“There’s always a weight of expectation with it being a home tournament, but it’s a challenge that I relish. With the move to September, the event is in an exciting position in the golfing calendar and I’m eager to see what this year brings.”

Power added: “I’m really excited for this year’s Amgen Irish Open. It was disappointing to miss last year’s event due to injury, so that has only added to the anticipation of playing at Royal County Down later this year.

“There’s no greater feeling than playing in front of a home crowd, and it’ll be a privilege playing alongside Pádraig, Rory, Shane and all of the guys when we make our return to the island of Ireland.”

The Amgen Irish Open assumes a key position on the DP World Tour’s 2024 Global Schedule as part of the ‘Back 9’. The ‘Back 9’ encompasses some of the Tour’s most historic tournaments and national opens and gives members their final opportunities to secure playing rights for 2025 and also advance to the season-ending ‘DP World Tour Play-Offs’.

Last year, Sweden’s Vincent Norrman claimed his second DP World Tour title as he carded a final round 65 at The K Club to win by one stroke, earning his second victory in the space of six worldwide starts.

Latest article