Shane Lowry will hold the Claret Jug for another year after the 2020 Open was called off
Open champion Shane Lowry says he plans to play in the Irish Open at Galgorm Castle next month – but keeps an eye on Covid-19's situation.
It would be his first return home from the United States since February.
"My plan is to play the Irish Open, but we'll see what happens," said Lowry, who won the 2009 County Louth event as an amateur, Irish Golfer.
"There have been quite a few cases in Ireland in recent days. Don't want to make decisions six weeks in advance?"
He added, "I'll make them (decisions) in the coming weeks."
This year's Irish Open was scheduled for Mount Juliet in the Republic of Ireland in May, but fell victim to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Playing the Northern Ireland Rescheduled Tournament September 24-27, participants can travel from the US Open – held the previous week – without going into quarantine.
Lowry has never played on the County Antrim course, where the event will take place for the first time and behind closed doors.
"I heard it's nice with a nice hotel and a good golf course. We'll be in the European Tour bubble which is a bit tighter than this one here (US) , ”said the Offaly man.