The European Tour’s Race to Dubai makes its way to Northern Ireland this week for the ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf Management. It’s a new event that features a cut at both 36 and 54 holes and will be played over two courses at Galgorm Castle and Massereene, but who will be crowned champion? Justin Harding won the Magical Kenya Open with a score of -21 in March and there’s every reason why this could be a low-scoring event as well. The South African has seven top-20s in 13 events since that win, including losing the play-off last week at the Cazoo Open. 30-year-old Santiago Tarrio has been in scintillating form on the Challenge Tour this season. He’s won twice and finished inside the top five four times in his last seven starts. Meanwhile, Calum Hill won one of his three Challenge Tour events at Galgorm GC in 2018 and was right in the mix last week before a very out of character 79. The Scottish star will be eager to bounce back and find some consistency this week.
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Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel.
Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.
Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Rory McIlroy MBE is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours.
He is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, having spent over 100 weeks in that position during his career. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship.
Along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, he is one of three players to win four majors by the age of 25. In 2012, he became the youngest player to reach $10 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.
McIlroy has represented Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, and Ireland as both an amateur and a professional. At the Ryder Cup, he played for Europe against the United States in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, with Europe winning in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2018. For his individual and team achievements he has twice been named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year, in 2011 and 2014.