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McGinley To Lead ‘The Famous Five’ out At The Irish Open

Paul McGinley expects to feel humble, as well as deeply honoured, when he steps on the first tee of the 2013 Irish Open to be introduced as Ireland’s first Ryder Cup Captain.

The 46 year old Dubliner is relishing the opportunity to return to his homeland to compete at Carton House, Co.Kildare, from June 27-30, in a tournament which has been close to his heart since he made his debut as an amateur in 1989.

The Ryder Cup captain will join an all-star cast of Major Champions and Tour winners taking part in what he believes has become one of the premiere events on The European Tour Schedule.

“It is obviously a tournament I always look forward to with an immense amount of excitement and anticipation and one I always enjoy playing in,” said McGinley.

His inclusion in the 2013 field ensures that the ‘Famous Five’ of Irish golf with Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, and Rory McIlroy joining McGinley on centre stage at Carton House in June.