Mehaffey officially confirmed for KPMG Women’s Irish Open

John Craven

Olivia Mehaffey (Photo" John Dickson/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Olivia Mehaffey will compete at this year’s KPMG Women’s Irish Open at Dromoland Castle.

Event organisers confirmed the Tandragee woman’s participation at the second instalment of the event which will be a big boost to the home crowds hoping to catch a glimpse of one of Ireland’s best talents.


It will be a huge occasion for Mehaffey who heralded the return of the KPMG Women’s Irish Open last year after a ten years absence.

“I think it’s coming back at such a key time,” said the former Curtis Cup star.

“Having Leona and Steph out there, I’ve just turned pro and obviously there’s a lot of really good girls coming up behind. Irish women’s golf is on such a high right now, so I think it’s really, really good timing for this event to happen and I can only see it going from strength to strength.

“KPMG’s support is huge. Growing up, I never got to play an Irish Open. I always went to watch the guys play. I think Leona and Lisa played one before it stopped, but for KPMG to step up and make their commitment to the event and become the title sponsor is huge and it’s very exciting for Irish golf.”

It’s no secret that’s it’s been a tough transition to the paid circuit for the former amateur standout. Mehaffey turned professional off the back of a glittering amateur career in which she wowed at home and abroad, creating a lasting legacy that will prove hard to beat at Arizona State University.

There’s no doubting her retained ability as Mehaffey strives to rediscover the form that befitted one of the world’s most exciting prospects when she first turned pro. Perhaps a return to Irish shores can provide a catalyst, though Mehaffey will hope her form sparks before the August 31-September 3 showpiece in Co Clare.

With limited status on the Ladies European Tour, Mehaffey’s made one cut from three starts so far this term, but opportunity knocks again at next week’s Jabra Ladies Open at Evian Resort from May 11-13.

Tickets to see the stars of the Ladies European Tour at the KPMG Women’s Irish Open are now on sale at 

Four-day tickets are priced at €50 while single-day tickets range from €20 to €25. Under 16s attending the event will also be admitted free of charge. 

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