Irish Open: Seamus Power 'Winning this tournament would be a huge one'

Irish Open: Seamus Power 'Winning this tournament would be a huge one'

IRELAND'S SEAMUS POWER has said that winning the 2022 Horizon Irish Open at Mount Juliet would be a huge one.  

Power ended the first day -4, 68, alongside Dublin’s Niall Kearney. Power began the day on tee 10 alongside tournament favourite Shane Lowry, and the 27th best golfer in the world Tyrell Hatton.  

The 35-year-old got off to a flyer with a birdies on the opening hole, the second hole, the seventh, the ninth, and two on the 16th and 17th.  A bogey on the Par-5 fifth and the last hole of the round on the opening 9 were his biggest blips. 

Speaking on his first day experience, the Waterford native said.  

"It was kind of a special experience. 

 I was kind of expecting the crowds, but even still it was pretty cool to see them out there. 

"I know the tournament is sold out or pretty much sold out for the weekend. I'm sure they will love to have some Irish up there to give some extra support. 

Adding on what it would mean to have another Irish winner this year, the 35-year-old added, So everyone's excited, but obviously having an Irish person out there would add a little bit extra excitement. 

"Winning this tournament would be a huge one. You don't want to play your way out of the tournament the first day, I was able to avoid doing that. It gives you a decent shot. 

Power will tee off on the second day alongside Shane Lowry and Tyrell Hatton at 1pm.