Irish Open key to Pelley's strategy but PGA Irish Region in dark over Qualifier talks
Rory McIlroy and the European Tour have massive plans for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open but there’s doubt about Lough Erne Resort’s planned hosting in 2017 and utter confusion between the tour and the Irish Region of the PGA over a possible qualifying event.
Outrage in the PGA Irish Region — "It's all a huge offensive joke"
Never mind Ted Bishop getting fired as President of the PGA of America for his Twitter outburst earlier this week. It appears trouble brewing close to home with some members of the Irish Region of the PGA believed to be outraged by a rule change with major repercussions.
Irish PGA heads for The Island - now for the treasure
So it’s goodbye to The European Club and hello to The Island.
Just don’t hold your breath waiting for the PGA Irish Region to put out a press release on Padraig Harrington’s bid for a seventh Irish Professional Championship title in the Donabate area next July.
So far, just two things are crystal clear.
One - Pat Ruddy’s European Club won’t be playing host for a fourth year in a row.
And two - Padraig Harrington said in Shanghai on Sunday that he’s definitely playing the Irish PGA from July 8-11 - the week before the Open at St Andrews.