The Dubai Duty Free Irish open is the latest sporting causality of the coronavirus with the European tour postponing May’s event.
The tournament was scheduled to be the European Tour’s second Rolex Series event of 2020, taking place at Mount Juliet Estate from May 28-31, with Major Champion Graeme McDowell as host.
“The decision to postpone the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open follows consultation with all stakeholders and was made with public health and well-being as our absolute priority” explained European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley.
“Our thoughts are with everyone right now and we are all united in trying to fight the spread of the pandemic.”
“With this in mind, we will continue to evaluate all aspects of our 2020 European Tour schedule, and discussions on the rescheduling of postponed events will remain ongoing until we have clarity on the global situation.”
“As important as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is to all of us, everyone’s health is our only concern” added tournament host Graeme McDowell. “My thoughts are with everyone affected by the crisis and I hope everyone keeps safe and well during these difficult times.”