Mount Juliet organizes Irish Open in 2020

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Rory McIlroy says the move from Irish Open to the end of May will mean that he will play in next year's event

Mount Juliet is organizing the Irish Open next year in May.

The return of the Rolex Series event to the Kilkenny location from May 28-31 will host Mount Juliet for the first time since 1995.

Ireland & # 39; s National Open was played on Mount Juliet from 1993 to 1995 when Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Sam Torrance won victories.

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els won the WGC-American Express Championship at the site in 2002 and 2004.

After this year's success of the Irish Open at Lahinch, European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said he was convinced that the Mount Juliet event would again be a "spectacular success".

"We are delighted to bring the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to Mount Juliet Estate, a location with a world class designed golf course by Jack Nicklaus, and a history of organizing prestigious tournaments," Pelley said.

After missing this year's event that took place two weeks before the Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Rory McIlroy said he will compete next May.

The new date is two weeks after the PGA championship and three weeks before the US Open.

Spaniard Jon Rahm won this year's event in Lahinch.

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