Fears Lough Erne could lose 2017 Irish Open

LE13th_largeFears are growing that Fermanagh could lose out on next year’s Irish Open, with Lough Erne Resort’s hosting of the 2017 tournament now in doubt.

Despite the fact the world-famous Fermanagh resort, which boasts a course designed by Nick Faldo, had been confirmed as the venue for the prestigious event as far back as 2014, speculation is now mounting that the Open may be moved to another venue.

Since the 2014 announcement, new stakeholders have come on board, such Rory McIlroy’s Foundation and new sponsors Dubai Duty Free, while the European Tour has a new chief executive, Keith Pelley.


Officials from the European Tour have stated discussions were ongoing “behind the scenes” regarding the venue for the event, and have now said “no definite decision” has been taken on where the Open will be held.

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