SHANE LOWRY HAS CONFIRMED that he will be playing in this year's Horizon Irish Open
The Horizon Irish Open returns to The K Club from September 6-10 and will feature some of the world's best golfers.
The event has not been played on the iconic golf course since 2016, when Rory McIlroy won the tournament.
The Irish Open will also be held at the same venue in 2025 and 2027.
First played in 1927, the Irish Open is one of the world's most famous national opens with a roll of honour that also includes Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Pádraig Harrington, José María Olazábal, and 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama.
Lowry famously first became an Irish Open champion in 2009. His feat meant he became the first amateur winner of the tournament and just the third player to win on the European Tour before turning professional.
Spectators are urged to buy tickets in advance as demand is high for the five-day festival of golf, with the tournament preceded by the Pro-Am on Wednesday, September 7th. Tickets can be bought here. Premium Experience and Ticket+ options are also available, with the Ticket+ option close to selling out on Sunday.
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Speaking about the upcoming golf event in Kildare, Lowry told Europeantour.com: “I’m really excited to tee it up in the Horizon Irish Open later this year."
“I’ve made no secret of how much this tournament means to me and the reception we get from the fans is unlike anywhere else.
“I still get goosebumps when I think of my victory in 2009 and a lot of that was down to the reaction I received on the 18th green.
"The fans are so supportive of all of the Irish golfers in the field and we love putting on a show for them. The K Club is a fantastic venue too, so I’m looking forward to getting back there.”
Last year, history was made when Adrian Meronk became the DP World Tour’s first winner from Poland when he claimed the title at Mount Juliet Estates.
To purchase tickets for the 2023 Horizon Irish Open at The K Club, click here.