Irish Open: Mount Juliet European Tour event postponed due to coronavirus

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Jon Rahm won his second Irish Open in Lahinch in July

. The European Tour confirmed that the Irish Open has been postponed due to the continuing threat from the spread of the corona virus.

The tournament was scheduled to take place on Mount Juliet Estate May 28-31, hosted by former US Open champion Graeme McDowell.

The Irish Open was to be the second Rolex Series event of the 2020 Tour.

Reportedly, a possible fall date is being considered for the possible rescheduling of the event.

& # 39; Public health and welfare absolute priority & # 39;

& # 39; The decision to postpone the Irish Open follows consultations with all stakeholders and was made with a view to public health and wellbeing as our absolute priority, "said Keith Pelley, director of the European Tour.

"Our thoughts are with everyone at the moment and we are all united in trying to fight the keynote of the pandemic.

"With this in mind, we will continue to evaluate all aspects of our schedule for the 2020 European Tour and continue discussions on the rescheduling of delayed events until we understand the global situation."

The European Tour has been forced to stop after the outbreak of Covid-19, and tournaments in Denmark, Kenya, India, Malaysia, China and Spain have also been canceled in recent weeks.

World number one Rory McIlroy, 2019 Open winner Shane Lowry and defending champion Jon Rahm are among those who have confirmed their participation in Mount Juliet.

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