Irish Open Golf 2018

You know the Open Championship is just around the corner when the Irish Open Golf 2018 kicks off at the Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal on Thursday 5th July till Sunday 8th July, with a stellar field and defending champion Jon Rahm in attendance you know it has a great tournament in the making – with a pretty big purse up for grabs for the eventual winner too! Irish Open Golf 2018 - Jon Rahm

Irish Open Golf 2018

Measuring a staggering 7,462 yards and playing to a par of 72, if the wind picks up there could be some serious numbers racked up if the players waiver offline and into the rough, in 2002 Andrew Coltart hit a course record 66 that still stands today, so do not expect any ridiculous under par scores from this world ranked field of players.

Current number five in the world Jon Rahm will defend his Dubai Duty Free Irish Open title which he won at Portstewart Golf Club by a hefty 6 stroke victory finishing ahead of Richie Ramsey and Matthew Southgate, after last week’s performance at the HNA Open de France finishing two strokes back from Alex Noren the eventual winner he must surely fancy his chances of retaining his Irish Open Crown at Ballyliffin Golf ClubIrish Open Golf 2018 - BallyLiffin Golf Club

Irish Open Golf 2018

Winners of the Irish Open since 2000 is a pretty stand out list of world-class golfers

2000 – Patrik Sjoland

2001 – Colin Montgomerie

2002 – Soren Hansen

2003 – Michael Campbell

2004 – Brett Rumford

2005 – Stephen Dodd

2006 – Thomas Bjorn

2007 – Padraig Harrington

2008 – Richard Finch

2009 – Shane Lowry

2010 – Ross Fisher

2011 – Simon Dyson

2012 – Jamie Donaldson

2013 – Paul Casey

2014 – Mikko IIonen

2015 – Soren Kjeldsen

2016 – Rory McIlroy

2017 – Jon Rahm

2018 – ??????????

Who will be your pick for this year’s Irish Open Golf 2018?

If Rory can get his putter working for this event he will set his game in motion to give the Open Championship a good run at Carnoustie in a couple of weeks time, let’s see if he can get the putter rolling some overdue putts and if he does then watch out for Rory.

Irish Open Golf 2018

However, if Rory’s putter is still failing him in County Donegal then look no further than the defending champion Jon Rahm, with his brute strength and length off of the tee sprinkle a few putts into his game and he will also be hard to beat – his 24 under par at last year’s event will be a good number to reach but I don’t think so, so at least his tournament record of minus 24 from last year will still be a tournament record that will stand for a few years to come.

4 Responses

  1. Great course, you are very fortunate to have play there its such a lovely and well designed golf course.

    Regards,
    Bogeys to Birdies

  2. We personally thought a Rory or John Rahm as well so well done to Russell Knox for spoiling the party – we thought Ballyliffin was in great condition and well presented by the European Tour, bring on the Open Championship this week at Carnoustie!

    Keep in touch.

    Bogeys to Birdies

  3. Go&Golf says:

    Russel Knox wasn’t on the radar to win this one! Personally I had John Rahm to retain but just fell short. What did you think of the Ballyliffin? I loved the set up there.

  4. Ann says:

    I’ve played there before it was famous

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