Seamus Power says he fully intends to compete at this year’s Irish Open before heading to Scotland and a hopeful first Open Championship at St. Andrews.
Speaking to our great friends on the Bogey Men Podcast, Power was all smiles as he told host Jonny McCann of his provisional schedule, aided by the fact Power’s PGA Tour status is secure through 2023.
The West Waterford man last appeared in competition on home soil in the 2019 edition at Lahinch, a tournament that arguably contributed to Power losing his full playing rights to the PGA Tour that season.
But with no such fears on the horizon this time around, Power could confirm that a title tilt at Mount Juliet from June 30-July 3 is very much on the cards for the 34-year old Tooraneena native.
“Yeah so, I’m going to play Irish [Open], Scottish [Open] and then hopefully the Open obviously,” he said, with Power’s caddie Simon Keelan confirming: “That’s the plan right now. To play Irish, Scottish and the Open. It will be great to spend July on this side of the pond too.”
Power’s early plans stand in contrast to those of Rory McIlroy’s who admits he remains unsure over whether or not he will tee up again in Kilkenny:
“I haven’t made my decision yet,” McIlroy told media ahead of this week’s Dubai Desert Classic.
“I know I’m playing a lot of golf in the States around that time of year – Memorial, Canada, US Open & Travelers, so, we’ll see. I honestly haven’t made that decision yet but when I do, I’ll certainly let you know.”