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Tom McKibbin Ready for Amgen Irish Open Challenge at Royal County Down

Tom McKibbin Amgen Irish Open Poster

Tom McKibbin eagerly anticipates teeing off on home soil when the Amgen Irish Open returns to Royal County Down Golf Club from September 12-15, 2024.

This year’s event marks the tournament’s return to Newcastle for the first time since 2015.

The 21-year-old Northern Irish golfer will be making his third appearance in Ireland’s national open, joining an illustrious field that includes Rory McIlroy, Pádraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, and Séamus Power.

Royal County Down is renowned as one of the world’s top golf courses, and General Admission tickets are available for purchase for all four tournament days, including the Celebrity Pro-Am.

McKibbin’s rise on the DP World Tour has been remarkable. Last year, he became the youngest Irishman to win on the Tour since McIlroy by clinching the Porsche European Open title.

Following that, he made his debut as a professional at the Irish Open, where he finished T39 at The K Club.

Reflecting on his past experiences at the Irish Open, McKibbin noted that his debut in 2020 at Galgorm Castle Golf Club was special, despite being played without fans due to the pandemic.

Now, he looks forward to playing in front of enthusiastic home crowds. He remarked, “When I heard Royal County Down was going to host the Amgen Irish Open in 2024, I knew it was an event I couldn’t wait to be a part of… It’s an incredible golf course and once you’re out there you can understand why it’s rated so highly by so many.”

McKibbin also shared his excitement for the upcoming event, noting the unique atmosphere fans bring.

“I had a great experience at The K Club last year and fans from across Ireland are unlike any other we get the chance to play in front of”.

“Everything is set for what should be a memorable week and I’m very excited to get there in September.”

Last year’s Irish Open saw Vincent Norrman become the first Swedish winner in over two decades, thanks to a final round 65 at The K Club.

The tournament, first held in 1927, has a storied history with past champions like Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Rory McIlroy, and Pádraig Harrington.

For those interested in premium experiences, the Green on 18 package is sold out, but there are still options available in The Ballroom for smaller groups or private tables of ten.

Further details and ticket information can be found on the Irish Open’s official website.