Businessman and golf enthusiast JP McManus has had one terrific week.
Fresh from lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup in the victorious Limerick hurling dressing room after the All Ireland final, the 67-year-old has secured the appearance of Tiger Woods on these shores.
Per the Instagram for his ‘JP McManus Pro Am’ tournament, Tiger Woods will compete in the sixth edition at Adare Manor in Limerick in 2020.
28 Major Champions have taken part in the event so far, including the likes of Ernie Els, Dustin Johnson and home heroes Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington.
With the backing of McManus, Adare Manor launched its bid back in April to host the 2026 Ryder Cup.
For his part, 14 major championship winner Woods has competed in Ireland at the 2002 and 2004 iterations of the WGC-American Express Championship, both at Mount Juliet in Kilkenny, winning the 2002 event. Another outing in Ireland followed in 2006 as part of an unsuccessful Team USA in the Ryder Cup.
The American has had a superb comeback season from a litany of injuries, finishing runner up at the PGA Championship and rejoining the world’s top fifty.
Tickets for this event are available on the Pro Am’s website.