*Russell Knox celebrates winning the 2018 DDF Irish Open. Photograph: Getty Images Having grown up in North Scotland playing on similar courses to Lahinch, Russell Knox is hoping this will be enough to see him become only the seventh golfer to successfully defend The Irish Open title.
*Paul McGinley, who pictured at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph: Brian Arthur. Lahinch Golf Club hosting The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is estimated to be worth €15 million to the West Clare economy and the European Tour event is going to leave it’s mark on the county in more ways than one.
*Thorbjørn Olesen. Photograph: Getty Images Danish trio, Thorbjørn Olesen, Lucas Bjerregaard and Thomas Bjørn are the latest additions to a strong field for July’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open which takes place at Lahinch Golf Club.
*Russell Knox. Photograph: Getty Images / Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Reigning Irish Open champion, Russell Knox has confirmed he will defend his title at Lahinch Golf Club this July while organisers are expecting crowds in excess of 90,000.