Eagles have nothing on this true Phoenix

As the Irish Open finishes in Portstewart today, the tournament has become one of the true highlights of European golf

9th July, 2017
Rory McIlroy in action at this year's Irish Open in Portstewart Pic: Getty

The Irish Open, which concludes in Portstewart this afternoon, will be decided by birdies and eagles, but can also be considered to be a real sporting phoenix in terms of how it has been revived over the past six years.

Today it stands tall among European Tour events with a prize fund of €7 million and a field containing Major winners, world-ranked players and the Olympic champion Justin Rose.

It is part of the Tour’s...

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