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Oct 31st, 2019

Mount Juliet to host Irish Open

It's been a while

It’s been a while since this fine course has featured a major event and it’s been even longer since GolfPunk played it. If we recall correctly you head south out of Dublin on the M9 and you can’t miss it – well you can as its in middle of nowhere, if we recall.

Particular memories include, twice looking at sprinkler heads to get a yardage for a shot and receiving two sage pieces of advice in ‘all you’ve got’ and, our favourite, ‘Dream on!’ Also, on each hole you cannot see any another hole – full of interesting stats aren’t we?!

Mount Juliet Estate is a five-star resort in County Kilkenny, and the Irish Open will be the second Rolex Series event of the 2020 Race to Dubai and will take place from 28th to 31st May.

It is the first time in 25 years that Mount Juliet will host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, having provided the backdrop for the island of Ireland’s national open in 1993, 1994 and 1995 – won by Sir Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Sam Torrance, respectively.

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Mount Juliet has a prestigious history in hosting major golf events and producing world-class champions, beginning with those three editions of the Irish Open. In 1997, Mount Juliet played host to Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, a challenge match between Tom Watson and Fred Couples, won by the latter.

In 2002 and 2004, the world-class parkland course hosted the world’s best players for the WGC-American Express Championship. Tiger Woods emerged victorious in 2002, beating Retief Goosen – who shares the Mount Juliet course record with Sergio Garcia – by one stroke, while Ernie Els claimed the 2004 edition, overcoming another European Tour legend in Thomas Bjørn by one shot.

The Nicklaus-designed par-72 course will once again host many of the world’s finest golfers for the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, which will come on the back of one of the most successful years in Ireland’s golfing history.

If you fancy booking tickets her are the details:

The only official sales channel is via the ticketing platform Eventbrite.

Official Hospitality tickets are also available on the ticketing page, or alternatively contact the European Tour’s dedicated Hospitality Sales Team, who will be happy to answer any queries and discuss the various hospitality options, on hospitality@europeantour.com, register your interest here or call +44 (0) 1344 840681.


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TAGS: Mount Juliet Estate, Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Golf Facts, European Tour, Rolex Series, News, 2019