The R&A would seriously consider hosting the Open outside the UK for the first time in its history, says world number 2 Rory McIlroy.
The very conservative real and old About to experience a historic turning point?
Particularly attached to traditions, the body in charge of The opening In fact, I would consider running a course located beyond the borders of Great Britain to accommodate the adult.
An institution in Ireland
The route in question is that of the venerable Portmanock Golf Club on the outskirts of Dublin and whose creation dates back to 1893.
“I think they are seriously considering it. I think it would be fantastic” Rory McIlroy said.
“I was looking forward to Portrush returning to the rotation, but I was worried about how they were going to manage other constraints, particularly commercial and logistical. For a club wishing to host a major championship there are many other considerations that must be taken into account in the organization, in addition to the need to have a magnificent golf course.
Recently opened for ladies.
According to the Northern Irishman, to be a credible candidate several criteria must be met. In particular, not be too far from a big city and an airport. This is the case of the classified Portmanock Sixth best Irish course in the renowned Leading Golf Courses ranking.
Additionally, after voting in 2021 to admit women as members, Portmanock is now eligible under the rules set by the R&A.
In December last year, 9 women were admitted and in June 2024 the 121st British Women’s Amateur Championship will be held here.
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