Shane Lowry is said to be cautiously optimistic there will be spectators back at the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open which takes place at Mount Juliet in Kilkenny in July.
The Irish examiner this morning reports that the Offaly man hopes to see crowds in Mount Juliet.
It comes after reports over the weekend that the Government is drawing up plans for a gradual reopening of sports and live entertainment events from July and the Irish Open could benefit from that with a small number being let in to watch.
Mount Juliet was to host the event in May 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic forced a postponement and then a switch to Northern Ireland in late September.
It takes place this year from July 1st until July 4th.
Shane Lowry has just come off a great week at Kiawah Island where he finished tied for fourth place beside Pádraig Harrington as Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship.
Mount Juliet Estate is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.