Limerick’s All-Ireland winning captain and Munster Rugby star to tee off at Irish Open Pro Am

The All-Ireland winning captain will tee off at the Pro Am for the second time in his career next Wednesday at the K Club.

Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Padriag Harrington, Adam Scott and Danny Willett will bring Major star power to the Horizon Irish Open when the popular tournament returns to The K Club from September 6-10, 2023.

However, prior to the tournament kick off on Thursday, stars from the sporting world and further afield will take to the K Club for the Pro Am on Wednesday afternoon. Among them will be Limerick’s All-Ireland winning captain Cian Lynch who will tee up for the second time.

Lynch featured in the competition back in 2019 following Limerick’s first All-Ireland title in 45-years when the Patrickswell native was named Hurler of the Year.

2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open ProAm, Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare 3/7/2019 Limerick hurler Cian Lynch on the 6th green Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Other stars that will take part in the Pro Am next week include Munster’s Joey Carbery, former Irish internationals Rory Best and Tommy Bowe, impressionist Conor Moore (Conor Sketches) as well as All-Ireland winning footballers Dean Rock and David Clifford.

All tickets have sold out for Sunday September 10, with General Admission tickets selling fast for Saturday’s third round. To secure your place at The K Club, click here.

The Horizon Irish Open returns to The K Club this year for the first time since 2016, when McIlroy won his first professional title on Irish soil. The prestigious venue, which hosted the Ryder Cup in 2006, will also host the Irish Open in 2025 and 2027, when the tournament will celebrate its 100th anniversary the same year as Ireland hosts The Ryder Cup at Adare Manor.

20 April 2018; Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays a chip shot to the fourteenth green during the JP McManus Pro-Am Launch at Adare Manor in Adare, Co. Limerick. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Also set to tee it up at The K Club are defending champion Adrian Meronk, two-time Ryder Cup player Tyrrell Hatton and PGA TOUR winners Séamus Power and Tom Hoge. Hoge ranked 44th on the Official World Golf Ranking, will be making his first appearance in a regular DP World Tour event next month.

Poland’s Meronk will defend his title in the company of a number of Ryder Cup hopefuls, including the Højgaard twins, Nicolai and Rasmus, and Yannik Paul, with Luke Donald, also set to tee it up at The K Club, making his six Captain’s Picks on the Monday of event week.

Meronk made history at last year’s Horizon Irish Open as he became the first player from Poland to win on the DP World Tour. He has since won his second and third DP World Tour titles, with all three of his victories coming at national opens – the Horizon Irish Open, ISPS HANDA Australian Open and DS Automobiles Italian Open.

Last year, he added his name to a roll of honour that includes the likes of Seve Ballesteros, McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Sir Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Harrington and José María Olazábal.

The Horizon Irish Open will return to The K Club as part of a long-term deal with the DP World Tour, which will see the island of Ireland’s national Open played at the former Ryder Cup venue in 2023, 2025 and 2027.

A week of entertainment for the whole family is promised with a mix of music and golf on site at The K Club as Scouting for Girls and The Stunning will headline the main stage at the Horizon Irish Open.

Scouting for Girls will take to the main stage in the Championship Village on Saturday September 9. The Stunning will perform on Sunday September 10. Both acts will take to the stage once the final putt drops each evening.

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