Rory McIlroy participates in the 2020 Irish Open after missing this year & # 039; s event

Posted by on September 18, 2019  /   Posted in golf reviews

Rory McIlroy hosted the Irish Open tournament from 2015 to 2018 but missed this year's event

Rory McIlroy said he will participate in the Irish Open next year when or where it is played.

The number two in the world has missed this year's event in Lahinch in early July to focus on preparing for The Open at Royal Portrush, where he missed the cut.

However, next year's Irish Open is set to a May date due to PGA Tour schedule changes.

"I said I wouldn't miss it two years in a row so people can expect me there," McIlroy told BBC Sport NI.

As part of the changes made to accommodate the Tokyo Olympics, the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational has been moved to the first week of July.

"No matter where or when it is planned, it would not be ideal if it clashes with the world golf championship," added the Northern Irish man, who recently won the Tour Championship title in the US. won.

"If it is that May date they are considering, I will be back."

McIlroy, who participates in this week's BMW PGA championship at Wentworth, won the 2016 Irish Open when it was played at the K Club and hosted the tournament from 2015 to 2018 before opting for the event of this year where Paul McGinley played the role.

The location for next year's tournament has yet to be confirmed, although Kilkenny of course Mount Juliet has emerged as the favorite.

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