The R&A is reportedly seriously considering holding the Open outside the UK for the first time in its history, world No.2 Rory McIlroy has said.
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Especially linked to traditions, the responsible body The Open The candidacy of a course located beyond the borders of Great Britain should indeed be considered to welcome the oldest major.
A company in Ireland
The path in question is respectable Portmanock Golf Club On the outskirts of Dublin and its creation dates back to 1893.
“I think they are seriously considering it. I think it would be great.” Rory McIlroy said.
“I was looking forward to Portrush getting back into the swing, but I was worried about how they were going to deal with the other hurdles, including commercial and logistical. A club that wants to win a major championship, along with the need to have a great golf course, has a lot to take into account in the organization.
Recently opened to women
According to Northern Ireland, a number of conditions must be met to be a credible candidate. Especially, not far from a big city and airport. This is the case in which Portmanock is classified 6th best Irish course in the ranking of leading golf courses.
Portmanock now qualifies under the rules laid down by the R&A after voting to admit women as members in 2021.
In December last year, 9 women were inducted and in June 2024 the 121st Women’s British Amateur will be held here.
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