Business of Sport: The host with the most?

31st December, 2014

The Irish Open has remained a flickering presence in the European Tour firmament for the past four years thanks to the star power of its home grown talent with Rory McIlroy shining brightest of all.

Now McIlroy is stepping up further, as host of the 2015 tournament.

The heady days of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, when Carroll’s and Murphy’s bankrolled the tournament, died with the millennium and while mobile communications company 3 briefly stepped into...

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