With this year’s Horizon Irish Open just around the corner, the lineup for the celebrity pro-am on Wednesday is getting its final tranche of star names.
Former Ireland international soccer stars Robbie Keane and Stephen Hunt, snooker legend Ken Doherty and ex Kerry footballer Tomás Ó Sé have all been announced today and will be lining out at Mount Juliet Estate from Wednesday morning.
They will join former Manchester United and Ireland international star John O’Shea, TV personality and entrepreneur Spencer Matthews, actor James Nesbitt, rugby star Rob Kearney, Olympian Greg O’Shea, former Galway hurler Joe Canning, three-time Derby-winning Jockey Johnny Murtagh and Today FM broadcaster Dermot Whelan.
World number one Disability Golfer Brendan Lawlor and 27-year-old Leona Maguire, who etched her name in golfing history earlier this year when she became the first Irishwoman to capture an LPGA Tour title, winning the LPGA Drive-On Championship by a three-stroke margin will also feature in this year’s pro-am event.
Capacity crowds to welcome strong field
The Horizon Irish Open will tee off on Thursday next with a strong field which includes 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, three-time Major winner Pádraig Harrington, PGA TOUR winner Séamus Power, European Ryder Cup stars Tyrrell Hatton, Thomas Pieters, Thorbjørn Olesen, last year’s Horizon Irish Open champion Lucas Herbert, Min Woo Lee and Ryan Fox.
The historic tournament takes place at Mount Juliet Estate for the second time, but for the first time with full-capacity crowds, from 30 June to 3 July.
The Horizon Irish Open will be broadcast on Sky Sports and RTE in Ireland, and across the globe and we’ll be there Wednesday through Sunday to bring you updates and highlights on and off the course.