Pros advice

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama has confirmed he will play the Irish Open in July

Hideki Matsuyama has been confirmed as the latest top-10 golfer to compete at this year’s Irish Open from 6-9 July.

The Japanese golfer will join Justin Rose, Danny Willett, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy in a packed field at Portstewart.

It’s been a tremendous 12 months for the World No.4, which includes three wins on the PGA Tour, one of which coming at the WGC-HSBC Champions.

25-year-old Matsuyama has also shown plenty of promise in major events, racking up five top-10 finishes and a further two in the top 20.

"It is important to play some links golf ahead of The Open Championship and I'm sure Portstewart will be the perfect preparation for me," he said.

"I know Rory puts a lot into this tournament and he has done an incredible job raising its profile. I'm really excited and I know it will be a great week."

The new Rolex Series, which includes the Irish Open, is a premium category of events on the European Tour calendar. Each comes with a minimum prize fund of $7m.

Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest News
  • AG News: Golf’s new rules 2019 – what’s coming in?

    It’s all go for January after the R&A and USGA published their finalised Rules of Golf. So what’s coming in? Steve Carroll outlines the changes.
    Read more

  • AG News: Magnificent McIlroy wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Rory McIlroy was at his unstoppable best as he landed the Arnold Palmer Invitational while there was another Sunday charge from you know who...
    Read more

  • AG News: WITB: Rory McIlroy - Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Check out the clubs Rory McIlroy used to land his first win since signing with TaylorMade in May 2017...
    Read more

More news
 View More Button