The European Tour’s Race to Dubai continues at Mount Juliet this week for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. An impressive field will contend for this year’s title, but who will be crowned champion? Englishman Tommy Fleetwood has only had a couple of top-10s in strokeplay events this year, but he could find the spark that ignites his season this week. Shane Lowry is now a major champion and comes into this week with three top-10s in his last five starts. For Andy Sullivan, Mount Juliet should be right up his alley and he’s coming in off a T5th in the BMW International Open last week. Martin Kaymer rattled off 10 birdies on Sunday to finish 2nd at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried and will be hoping to continue his fine form. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy, the golden boy of Irish golf, is back supporting his home event yet again.
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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.
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.