The Open Championship is just around the corner with the practice rounds set for Tuesday the 16th July, and the tournament teeing off on Thursday the 18th!
For the first time since 1951, Northern Ireland will stage The Open Championship as the tournament will be held outside of Scotland and England for only the second time in the competitions 150-year history.
A lot of money has been pumped into the seaside town of Portrush up in the North Coast, 17 million in-fact. It will be a great week for tourism for sure and showcase what Northern Ireland can offer for the golfing world!
We at Toals are paying EIGHT places in the tournament, who have you got to win The Open Championship?
‘Our Rory’ as the famous Northern Irish golfer is known to us, will look to set the tournament alight this week and give the home fans something to cheer about.
McIlroy the course record holder scoring 61 at the age of 16, will be looking to set his sights on Royal Portrush glory after solid preparations at the Scottish Open.
Can Rory return home to Northern Ireland and lift the famous Claret Jug on home turf?
Graeme McDowell who is from the town of Portrush, will be competing in his home course and hope returning home can spur him on. With Darren Clarke also set to compete at The Open, it will be a short trip for the golfer who now resides in Portrush.
The Northern-Irish fans will certainly be behind all three men throughout the week. Can McIlroy, McDowell or Clarke win the tournament?
American Brooks Koepka has the best recent major record and with Caddy Ricky Elliot make are a deadly duo, who knows the course better than most!
Tiger Woods is a man who will also be competing later this week, can he add to his excellent victory at The Masters in Augusta?
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