WHAT THEY SAID

Today's Golfer (UK) - - First Tee -

“I’ve been an ad­vo­cate for the Ir­ish Open to be played on a links course, but if I were to make an ex­cep­tion to the rule this would be the place. If this was a Ry­der Cup venue, it would only ben­e­fit the Eu­ro­pean Tour and the Eu­ro­pean team to play an event here.” Ror y Mcilroy

“There is nowhere in Eu­rope – def­i­nitely not in Ire­land – with greens as fast and as firm as these are. There’s a great vari­abil­ity in how the course will play.” Padraig Har­ring­ton

“Con­di­tion-wise, the golf course could not be any bet­ter. I could stand on that apron by the 18th green and pitch all day. I think it’s an amaz­ing fa­cil­ity.” Shane Lowry

“To be able to play a golf course of this stan­dard in Ire­land is unique. Tom Fazio is the Rory Mcilroy of golf course ar­chi­tec­ture. I’m 100% be­hind this be­ing a [Ry­der Cup] venue. It would rep­re­sent the Eu­ro­pean Tour in­cred­i­bly well.” Paul Mcgin­ley

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