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Shane Lowry Confirms Place In 2020 Irish Open

It takes place in Northern Ireland from September 24th.

Shane Lowry has confirmed he will play this year's Irish Open. 

The Open Champion will tee it up at Galgorm Castle in two weeks time. 

It will be the Clara man's first appearance outside of North America since he played the Saudi invitational in February. 

His best finish at the Irish Open since winning it as an amateur was a tie for fifth in 2015. 

Speaking to the European Tour in confirming the news, Lowry said:

“I’m really looking forward to getting back home to play the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open,”

“As a proud Irishman, this event means a lot to me and is always one of the most important tournaments on my schedule each year.

“While it’s been extremely challenging for all players to plan their global tournament schedules this season, I wanted to do everything possible to get home to play the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and I’m delighted that I’ve been able to commit to this year’s tournament given the circumstances.

“Obviously I was really looking forward to playing in front of our home fans as the Open Champion this year, which would have been really special, but sadly it’s not to be.

“I’m sure everyone will be supporting from home and watching the event on TV, so hopefully I can put in a good performance at Galgorm Castle and give the Irish fans something to shout about.

I’ve been fortunate enough to win the Irish Open already and I would dearly love to win it again.”

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