Major blow: Golf’s Irish Open at Kilkenny’s Mount Juliet Estate postponed for foreseeable
The decision has been made to postpone the Irish Open Golf at Thomastown’s Mount Juliet Estate.
No date has been announced for when the tournament will now take place with organisers saying they will wait until they ‘have clarity on the global situation’.
The European Tour last night announced the Dubai Duty-sponsored event, due to take place from May 28-May 31 in the county Kilkenny estate, has been postponed.
In announcing the decision, the European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley said: “The decision to postpone the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open follows consultation with all stakeholders and was made with public health and well-being as our absolute priority.
“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,” Mr Pelley concluded.