Golf Ireland has warmly welcomed The R&A’s announcement that the Open Championship is to return to Royal Portrush in 2025.
The World’s oldest tournament will return to Irish soil for the first time since 2019, when Shane Lowry triumphed on the Dunluce Links.
Royal Portrush holds a special place in the Irish golfing landscape as the traditional home of the North of Ireland Amateur Open. Speaking after the announcement, Golf Ireland CEO Mark Kennelly said:
“Today’s news is a great boost for Irish Golf. The fact the R&A have committed to bringing the Open back to Royal Portrush so quickly, shows what a great success the 2019 Open was.
“With Ireland also to host the 2027 Ryder Cup at Adare Manor, Irish golf is entering a very exciting era with these truly global golf events on the horizon. The selection of Irish venues is a testament to the esteem in which Irish golf and Irish courses are held
“It has been a wonderful week for Irish golf, with this very welcome announcement coming just days after Leona Maguire’s terrific performance at the Solheim Cup.”