Shane Lowry confirmed for 2024 Amgen Irish Open
• Past champion Shane Lowry confirmed for next year’s event at Royal County Down
• Tickets on sale now for tournament which will be played from September 12-15, 2024
Past champion Shane Lowry will tee it up at the Amgen Irish Open when the historic tournament returns to Royal County Down in Northern Ireland, from September 12-15, 2024.
Lowry claimed a memorable victory in 2009 at County Louth as he became the first amateur winner of the prestigious event and just the third player to win on the DP World Tour before turning professional.
The County Offaly native was in contention at this year’s Irish Open as he finished in a share of third place, and the two-time Ryder Cup player would love nothing more than to win his national open for a second time.
“The Irish Open is one of the greatest tournaments in the world, and I’m so excited to play at Royal County Down already,” said the 2019 Open Champion.
“I came close to winning the tournament again earlier this year and I know I have what it takes to get my name back on the trophy.
“As Irish players, we know that we are always going to receive the warmest of welcomes every time we play there, but it still gives me goosebumps when I step on to that first tee box and hear the cheers from the home fans. It’s the best feeling in the world.
“I’m so pleased to see that Amgen is committed to our national open and I’m excited to see how the tournament continues to grow with their support.”
Amgen last week announced it will serve as the title sponsor of the Irish Open starting in 2024, following the acquisition of Horizon Therapeutics plc in October 2023.
Royal County Down hosted the Irish Open for the first time in 2015 and fans can purchase their tickets now to see some of the world’s best golfers in action at the prestigious venue recently named as the third best golf course in the world on the renowned Top 100 Golf Courses list.
The Amgen Irish Open assumes a key position on the DP World Tour’s Global Schedule as part of the ‘Back 9’, which encompasses nine of the Tour’s most historic tournaments and national opens and runs from August to October. The Top 110 on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex will retain their playing rights for 2025 and the Top 70 will advance to the season-ending ‘DP World Tour Play-Offs’.
Last year, Sweden’s Vincent Norrman claimed his second DP World Tour title as he came through the field with a final round 65 at The K Club to win by one stroke from Hurly Long. First played in 1927, the Irish Open is one of the world’s most celebrated national opens, with a list of former champions that includes Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Rory McIlroy Pádraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, Colin Montgomerie, José María Olazábal, Bernhard Langer and Sam Torrance.
Tickets are selling fast for next year’s event and fans are urged to act now to avoid disappointment. In addition to General Admission, limited Premium Experience options are still available with The Ballroom and Green on 18 packages. Ticket+ options are also available for purchase. Click here to find out more.