Standout event on the European Challenge Tour
The Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A is an established, homegrown event that has set attendance records on the European Challenge Tour for a decade since its inception in 2010. Played every year at Galgorm, it has always been one of the most popular stop-offs for players and officials on the international schedule and remains a core tourism event for Ireland.
The Northern Ireland Open was one of the most successful events ever staged on the European Challenge Tour before it was contested as the ISPS Handa World Invitational in 2019 when Jack Senior won the title. In 2020, little-known American Tyler Koivisto came to the fore by producing sensational golf for the week to win his first professional title by becoming the Northern Ireland Open champion.