JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am

Adare Manor refurbishment begins with predictions of 2026 Ryder Cup "done deal"

The word “done deal” has been used in Limerick circles to describe a potential future bid by JP McManus’ Adare Manor resort to host the 2026 Ryder Cup.

Adare Manor refurbishment begins with predictions of 2026 Ryder Cup "done deal"

Clarke close to Open door

Darren Clarke ended 22 months of flying under the radar with a morale-boosting victory in the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am that he hopes might open the doors to St Andrews and an unlikely late run for Ryder Cup glory.

Woods struggles to 79 at Adare Manor

Tiger Woods golf game matched his torrid private life as he crashed to a whopping 79 in the first round of the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am.

But if the world number one is concerned about his form and impending multi-million dollar divorce from his estranged wife Elin, he got resounding support from the 40,000 fans who packed Adare Manor as well as two multiple major champions in Padraig Harrington and John Daly.

Tiger Woods confirmed for Adare Manor

Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will tee it up for charity in the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am next month.

The world No 1 will be the star attraction at Adare Manor in Limerick alongside Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and a host of international stars from July 5-6.

Woods still expected at Adare in July

Tiger Woods at Adare Manor in 2005

Tiger Woods looks set to keep his promise and tee it up for charity in July’s JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am.

At least that’s the view of billionaire organiser McManus, who hopes to raise millions for good causes when a stellar field turns up at Adare Manor from July 5-6.

Tiger Woods vanishes ... from press release

Tiger Woods must be considered a doubtful starter for next year's JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am and the Open at St Andrews. 

Organisers of the 36-hole charity event announced yesterday that Jim Furyk, Ernie Els and Robert Allenby have agreed to join the growing constellation of stars who will tee it up at Adare Manor from July 5-6 next year.

But just two weeks after heralding Woods as one of the leading attractions alongside Irish stars Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy, there was no mention whatsoever of the world's most sought after man in the latest news release.

Tiger Woods still coming to JP McManus Pro-Am

Under fire Tiger Woods has not turned his back on next July's JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am.

The world No 1 is still set to touch down at Adare Manor in Limerick from July 5-6 despite being surrounded by a storm of controversy since his Florida car accident 12 days ago.

A spokesperson for the two-day charity pro-am said: "As far as we know, Tiger is still coming. We've heard nothing to the contrary."

JP McManus donated €10.7m to charity in 2008

Mega-rich businessman JP McManus donated more than €10m to charity in 2008 according to The Irish Times.

Accounts filed to the Companies Registration Office show that the JP McManus Charitable Foundation Limited, which has been in existence since 2000, donated a total of €10,728,275 to charities last year.....The two largest allocations of funds through his foundation last year were to the All-Ireland Scholarship Fund (€6.3 million) and the Paddy Harrington golf scholarships (€2 million), which was set up in memory of Irish golfer Padraig Harrington’s father.

Irish PGA in doubt for 2010

Padraig Harrington could be looking for an alternative Open Championship warm-up next year with Tiger Woods casting a massive shadow over the 2010 Irish PGA.

Competitive links golf practice has been crucial to Harrington’s back to back Open victories over the past two years but the future of Ireland’s oldest professional event is hanging by a thread due to a clash of dates with next year’s JP McManus Invitational at Adare Manor.

Tiger set for 2010 JP McManus Invitational

Tiger Woods will be back in Limerick in 2010 to battle Padraig Harrington for the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am and raise millions for charity.

While he can command up to $3m in appearance fees, the world No 1 has answered the call by his Limerick pal to tee it up for free at stunning Adare Manor & Golf Resort from 5-6 July 2010.

McManus ace of clubs

JP Manus handed over £1,000 to charity as Padraig Harrington ducked an embarrassing equipment clash at St Andrews.

McManus and Harrington were standing on the 18th tee at the Home of Golf when they were confronted with a Callaway long-driving competition designed to help raise funds for an Ernie Els sponsored autism programme.