Rory McIlroy Excited to Bring Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to Ballyliffin


Rory McIlroy is thrilled about bringing the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation to Ballyliffin Golf Club, from July 5-8.

The fourth Rolex Series event of the 2018 European Tour season will visit Ballyliffin’s Glashedy Links for the first time in its long history this summer where Spain’s Jon Rahm will defend his title.

The four-time major winner and world No. 7 is excited to take on the stunning Ballyliffin links in three months’ time.

“I obviously love the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open,” said McIlroy.

“One of my career highlights is winning at the K Club in 2016 and I’d love to go back to Ballyliffin this year and lift that trophy again.

“I’ve enjoyed my time up in Ballyliffin, I’ve played quite a lot there as an amateur and I think it’s a great venue for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. It’s pure links, and I think people will really enjoy it.

“It’s one of the toughest links courses in the world. It’s really well designed, it’s a beautiful course and Donegal is just a beautiful area.”




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