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Wednesday 21st November 2018

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 21.11.18 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan peter@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt john@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036090 Sub Editor: John Craven CONTACT US Match Play Media Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2018. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, G13, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Contributors: Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Paul Gallagher, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily, Liam Kelly Design: EMCreative.ie Photography: Getty Images, Golffile, R&A, Pat Cashman, USGA Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team T his week we had rather unexpected comments from Rory McIlroy regarding his participation (or lack thereof) in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch next year. McIlroy alluded to the fact that he may miss the event in an effort to 'look after me' and it's hard to argue with the logic of the potential decision, particularly when you consider that he's struggled to close events out and he may just need to focus on himself for a while. That said, McIlroy would be nothing without the support of golf in Ireland and its support of him as a youngster. It's certainly a slap in the face for Irish golf and does feel like a bit of a betrayal to miss your home open and those with an axe to grind and an agenda to push weren't shy about letting him know. Whatever way it ultimately plays out, McIlroy has certainly not endeared himself to the Irish golfing population with this statement and if he does tee it up in Lahinch it will be hard to feel he's there because he wants to be. Whether peer pressure, media pressure or indeed sponsor - ship pressure gets him to County Clare we'll have to wait and see, but one thing is for sure, the event would be a poorer one without him in it. Que Sera Sera! It's all starting to kick off in advance of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open SHOTS FIRED!

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