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Wednesday 5th June 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 5.6.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE .ie Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team 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 2019. 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: Liam Kelly, Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Paul Gallagher, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily Design: EMCreative.ie Photography: Getty Images, Golffile, R&A, Pat Cashman, USGA J on Rahm will make a wel- comed return to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, the second Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai, as the swashbuck- ling Spaniard looks to continue the form which has yielded one famous victory and another top- five finish in his previous two ap- pearances on Irish soil. The 24-year-old fiery Spaniard has been a fan favourite at the Irish Open since claiming a re- cord-breaking victory on his debut in 2017 at Portstewart courtesy of a six-stroke triumph with a 24-un- der par total – the lowest win- ning score in the event's 92-year history. "Winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open was very special for me," said Rahm. "What made it all better was the Irish crowds, they were some of the best crowds I've ever played in front of – for both years, two years in a row. I'm very excited to go back there and to Lahinch. I've never been on that golf course but I've heard a lot of good things about it. "It's always one of the most enjoyable weeks I have on tour so hopefully I can have a good showing again. The support I get over there is unlike any other, com- parable to what I get in Spain and I love going back." The Rahminal joins a star-stud- ded field, including Tommy Fleet- wood, Louis Oosthuizen, Shane Lowry, Ian Poulter, Padraig Har- rington and Graeme McDowell among many others at Lahinch Golf Club, from July 4-7 in what's already an unmissable Irish Open renewal. Jon Rahm to add his notorious fire to growing Lahinch line-up RAHMBO'S RETURN Jon Rahm

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