We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 13:15 | 13/4/16

Willett to make Euro return at K Club

New Masters champ to play Irish Open

New Masters champion Danny Willett will make his return to the European Tour at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the K Club.

The tournament, which takes place from 19-22 May, will be hosted by the Rory Foundation and a portion of all ticket sales will go towards the charity.

Willett will join Rory McIlroy as one of the main draws of the event which will also feature Irish stars Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell along with Matt Fitzpatrick, Soren Kjeldsen and Matt Fitzpatrick, all of who finished in the top 10 at Augusta.

However, it is Willett who most eyes will be on after his final round 67 saw him win the coveted Green Jacket after Jordan Spieth suffered a back nine meltdown.

“The Irish Open is going to be awesome,” said Willett. “It’s a great event. Last year at County Down was pretty special, especially for me having played in the Walker Cup there in 2007. This year, we are at The K Club and it’s going to be a special week.

“Rory has done a magnificent job with the tournament, and what he is doing for the European Tour and golf in Ireland in general. I think with the field we are going to have there, amazing crowds as always and an iconic venue like The K Club, it’s going to be a brilliant tournament. I am really looking forward to making my first appearance in Europe there.

“Guys like Rory, Jordan and Jason [Day] have achieved a bit more than me at this stage.

I still have a little way to go to be up there with those boys, but it’s a fantastic start and a big move in the right direction to start doing special things in the very biggest tournaments.

“I am looking forward to being part of that illustrious group of major winners, which still sounds a bit odd to be honest, but I want to keep moving forward with my career and seeing what else I can achieve.

“I have no idea how good I can be. I don’t think you can ever really tell how good someone is going to be or what they are capable of. Before Sunday, people probably didn’t think I was capable of what I achieved.

“I am just going to keep doing what I am doing and ticking all the boxes that I know will improve me both as a person and as a golfer, and hopefully I can get into that position again. It’s a special feeling and one I want to feel a few more times.”

Johnson tops world rankings

08:28 | 20/2/17

Dustin Johnson is the new world number one following his victory at the Genesis Open in California.

Harrington and Johnson in the hunt

08:45 | 17/2/17

Padraig Harrington is just three shots off the lead held by Sam Saunders following the first round of the Genesis Open in California.

Back problems continue for Woods

12:12 | 15/2/17

Tiger Woods has been "advised by doctors to limit all activities" as he tries to recover from the back spasms which forced him out of this week's Genesis Open.

Injury forces Woods withdrawals

16:35 | 10/2/17

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from next week's Genesis Open and the Honda Classic a fortnight later as he struggles with "ongoing back spasms".

Lowry, Power start well at AT&T

09:59 | 10/2/17

Shane Lowry and Seamus Power both made fine starts to a rain-affected first day at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.