Fota Island Resort will be welcoming Irish Major winners Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke who will be taking part in the Irish Open at our championship Cork Golf Club. All four have confirmed their participation in this years Irish Open in June which returns to Fota Island following a twelve year absence.
The championship will also see the European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and the American ‘Wild Thing’, John Daly, be part of the field at the tournament at Fota Island Golf Resort & hotel in Cork. Daly who Two-time Major champion has established himself as a regular competitor and a huge favourite among the galleries at previous Irish Open’s with his combination of stylish playing attire and spectator interaction.
The world No. 11, Rory McIlroy will be making his first visit to the iconic five star resort in Ireland and looked forward to his participation by saying:
“I’ve never been to Fota but I know the Irish Open was a great success when it was hosted there before,” .
“It should be a good venue and it’s good that they are moving it around. The Irish Open is a big part of the European Tour schedule and has been for a long time now, so to still keep it going is important and I want to lend my support to it as much as I can.
“It falls on the week after the US Open, so I would love to get a few more international players along, but it is a strong event in itself and it’s great that all of Ireland’s Major champions are supporting it once again,”
McIlroy, Harrington, McDowell and Clarke won’t be the only Irish visitors to the luxury golf hotel in Cork with former Irish Open champion Shane Lowry and European Tour tournament winners Michael Hoey, Peter Lawrie and Damien McGrane having also confirmed their participation.