By Golf Digest Middle East
It’s a Dubai Duty Free Irish Open like no other. Originally a rich Rolex Series event scheduled for Mount Juliet Estate in County Kilkenny in May, the now €1.25 million European Tour event is this week being played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Northern Ireland courtesy of a venue and date switch forced by the coronavirus pandemic.
While the event is being staged sans spectators, it remains one of the tour’s blue-chip tournaments and a must-watch for golf fans around the globe.
South Africa’s Dean Burmester and Englishmen Jordan Smith and Aaron Rai share the first-round lead in County Antrim after carding five-under 65s on Thursday. To help our loyal audience enjoy the event even more, we’ve teamed with our Golf Digest colleagues in Ireland to bring you the official 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open programme FREE! (Click on the highlighted link left or directly on the cover below).
If you’re a collector of golf memorabilia, this is a historic keepsake given the age in which golf finds itself. Even if you aren’t, there are some interesting interviews worthy of a look, including a chat with 2009 Irish Open winner and reigning Open champion Shane Lowry. Enjoy.
Let’s take a trip to Northern Ireland ✈️
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) September 24, 2020