Mount Juliet Closes as Decision Nears on Irish Open

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is next in line for the European Tour to make a call on with the Made in Denmark Danish Open having been postponed yesterday and mount Juliet announcing the temporary closure of the hotel.

The Danish Open was scheduled to take place the week before the Irish Open at Mount Juliet, from May 21st to 24th but joined the GolfSixes Cascais tournament in being postponed.

“We will continue to monitor this global situation in relation to Coronavirus and evaluate its impact on all our tournaments, with public health and well-being our absolute priority,” said Keith Pelley, European Tour Chief Executive.

“Discussions regarding the possible rescheduling of all postponed tournaments are ongoing and we remain hopeful of European Tour action resuming in Ireland at the end of May.”

That does seem optimistic now with a number of major events here and around the world already being postponed into June.

The hope has to be that with the Mount Juliet event being part of the top rank of Rolex Series events that it will be high on the list of tournaments that can be staged once a return to normality becomes a reality.

Mount Juliet announced yesterday that the Hotel on the estate was to temporarily close from 22nd March until 10th April.

The golf course will remain open and best practise protocols will be implemented to protect players.

Image credit: Mount Juliet

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