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Séamus Power primed for Horizon Irish Open return

Séamus Power primed for Horizon Irish Open return

Séamus Power will join four-time Major Champion Rory McIlroy in the field at the Horizon Irish Open when the popular tournament returns to The K Club in September.

Seamus Power Announcement

The Horizon Irish Open will be played at The K Club in Co. Kildare for the first time since 2016, from September 7-10, preceded by a Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday September 6.

The Waterford player, who is also The K Club’s touring professional, is now a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR, enjoying his second success at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship in October, following his maiden victory at the 2021 Barbasol Championship.

The 36-year-old, currently 33rd on the Official World Golf Ranking, is set to make his second consecutive appearance in the island of Ireland’s national open after playing at Mount Juliet last year.

“I’m really excited to return to the Horizon Irish Open,” said Power. “Coming back home to play last year was a fantastic experience, it was one of the best atmospheres I’ve ever played golf in. It was a truly special week having the chance to come back as a winner on Tour and share that with so many people.

“The K Club is a fantastic venue and we’re all looking forward to what promises to be a great week. You only have to look at the highlights of Rory’s win there in 2016, the crowds were out in force and I can’t wait to be a part of it later this year.”

Power was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland team at the Hero Cup in January and he now has his sights set on a debut appearance in the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in September, taking place three weeks after the Horizon Irish Open.

History was made at the Horizon Irish Open in 2022 as a sold-out Sunday crowd saw Adrian Meronk became the first player from Poland to win on the DP World Tour – going on to win his second title at the start of the 2023 season at the ISPS HANDA Australian Open.

The 2023 edition of the historic tournament will be the second of a six-year agreement with Horizon Therapeutics plc, who came on board as title partner in 2022. The global biotechnology, headquartered in Dublin, develops medicines for the treatment of rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases and is motivated by the idea that science and compassion must work together to transform lives.

First played in 1927, the Irish Open is one of the world’s most famous national opens, with former champions including Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo, Pádraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, José María Olazábal and Jon Rahm.

The K Club
The K Club hosted the Ryder Cup in 2006

This year’s tournament will be the second staging of the Irish Open at The K Club, the first time coming in 2016 when McIlroy famously claimed the title as he eagled the final hole to win by three strokes, earning his first professional victory on Irish soil.

Tickets are available to see Power and McIlroy in action at The K Club and fans are urged to act early to secure their place at the five-day festival of golf. Premium Experiences are also in high demand, with Friday close to selling out. Click here to purchase tickets.

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