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Irish Open joins list of postponements

Field Level Media
31 Mar 2020, 06:19 GMT+10

The European Tour has added the Irish Open to its growing list of coronavirus-related postponements.

The second Rolex Series event of the year was originally scheduled for May 28-31 at Mount Juliet Estate in County Kilkenny.

"The decision to postpone the Irish Open follows consultation with all stakeholders and was made with public health and well-being as our absolute priority," said European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley in a statement. "Our thoughts are with everyone right now and we are all united in trying to fight the spread of the pandemic.

"With this in mind, we will continue to evaluate all aspects of our 2020 European Tour schedule, and discussions on the rescheduling of postponed events will remain ongoing until we have clarity on the global situation."

The European tour has been on hiatus since the Qatar Masters in early March.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland was due to be in the field for the Irish Open, which was won by Spain's Jon Rahm for a second time last year.

--Field Level Media

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