We learn from the Belfast Telegraph that the Irish Open is set to announce a major corporate sponsor on Friday. Also, WGC-Trump Doral Cadillac winner Dustin Johnson is considering playing in the event.
Players committed or likely to commit include: Dustin Johnson, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, and Mikko Ilonen. And, of course, Mr. McIlroy. I am sure there are other players I should have mentioned. The tourney will take place May 28-31.
In contrast, Tiger Woods’s Quicken Loans tournament in the Washington, D.C., area struggles to attract big names. The times they are a-changed.