Harrington the lone Irish competitor
It's the second last weekend of action on the European Tour with the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City South Africa and the only Irish challenger is Padraig Harrington.
Last years' winner was Englishman Lee Westwood who says he is looking forward to defending his title.
Paul McGinley will not be hosting the Irish Open in 2020 at Mount Juliet after the former Ryder Cup captain said yesterday he would not be interested in the role.
It's likely that Graeme McDowell might be asked to step into the position now.