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‘Meticulous McGinley’ will make amazing Irish Open at Lahinch – Kaymer

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*Martin Kaymer. Photograph: Getty Images

Martin Kaymer is the latest Major winner to confirm his participation at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open which takes place at Lahinch Golf Club from July 4th – 7th.

Kaymer joins fellow Major champions Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen, and Danny Willett in the field, as the 34-year-old looks to better his tied fifth finish at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Previous Rolex Series winners Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood and Shane Lowry will also tee it up at the County Clare course perched on the famous Wild Atlantic Way coast of Ireland, in the event   hosted by 2014 Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley.

The four-time Ryder Cup star, who counts the 2010 US PGA Championship and 2014 U.S. Open amongst his 11 European Tour titles, finished third at the Memorial Tournament last week to break back inside the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings following a wrist injury that hampered most of his 2018 season.

He is hoping a return to links golf in Ireland will be the ideal preparation ahead of The Open Championship. “I’m excited to play links golf in Ireland again because it truly is a spectacular place to visit with some of the best golf courses in the world”. The Rolex Series events we play are always impressive, and I know the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is going to maintain that world-class atmosphere with the course at Lahinch, and the support we get from the Irish crowds and Paul as tournament host”.

“I know how meticulous and thorough he is with his preparations, so it will truly be an amazing atmosphere on the West Coast, and I am looking forward to the challenge it poses,” the German added.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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