Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
The European Tour announced the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will be played in Northern Ireland for the fourth time since 2012 when Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort hosts the 2020 tournament on the Galgorm Castle course from September 24-27.
It will be the first time the County Antrim venue has hosted the island of Ireland’s national Open with the event moving into the date vacated by the rescheduling of The 2020 Ryder Cup to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm will mark a new chapter in the tournament’s history.
Keith Pelley, European Tour Chief Executive, said: “The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is an integral part of the European Tour’s schedule… We did it with the support of the Northern Ireland Executive who deserve our sincere thanks. We opted to move the tournament to Northern Ireland and are extremely grateful to Gary Henry and everyone at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort for stepping up to host us.”
Diane Dodds, Economy Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive, said: “It is wonderful to see top class golf return to Northern Ireland. After the success of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush last year and of recent Irish Opens in Portstewart, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland is proving once again that it is made for golf.
Gary Henry, Managing Director Galgorm Castle, said: ““We are delighted to be the host venue for the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. This outstanding tournament is steeped in history and we look forward to welcoming some of the best players in the world to Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort.
“To host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is an historic moment and wonderful opportunity to showcase the world-class facilities at Galgorm and demonstrates that Northern Ireland is open for business.