Apr 12th, 2017
Jon Rahm to tee it up at Irish Open
Major boost for the event
Words: James Greenwood Photography: Getty Images
Jon Rahm has confirmed that the will be teeing it up at the Irish Open in Portstewart from 6–9 July, which is the first time Irish golf fans will be able watch this exciting new Spanish star live.
The 22–year–old Spaniard has now moved up to No 13 in the world rankings after his win at the Farmers Insurance Open in January. This was then followed by four more top–10 finishes in consecutive PGA Tour tournaments, which shows that Rahm really is the coming man.
Rahm will also be playing in both the Scottish Open and the Open Championship in July, so UK mainland golf fans will get two opportunities to watch him live.
His presence at Portstewart in July is seen as a major boost for the event, and will give him the links golf practice he will need to be competitive at Royal Birkdale.
It will actually be Rahm's first European Tour event since turning pro last year, outside of his appearance at Royal Troon.
His next tournament will be the Players' Championship at Sawgrass, in mid-May.
Whilst Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the 2017 BMW PGA Championship - the first tournament in the European Tour’s new Rolex Series - there is no news yet as to whether Rahm will be playing. We will watch out for this news with interest.