Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will return to the Irish Open this year after missing the 2019 tournament.
The world number one will join tournament host Graeme McDowell for this year’s tournament at Mount Juliet between 28-31 May, with Open champion Shane Lowry also included in the field.
Jon Rahm will defend the title he won at Lahinch in 2019, the Spaniard’s second Irish Open triumph.
“I’m looking forward to it a lot,” said four-time major winner McIlroy.
“It’s a bit different going back for a May date as opposed to July, and at a parkland course at Mount Juliet.