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Rory McIlroy brings the US Open trophy home to his County Down club

Rory McIlroy wants to bring the European Open back to Northern Ireland

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Rory McIlroy brings the US Open trophy home to his County Down club

From Thursday, July 14th to Sunday, July 17th, golf’s Open Championship will be held at the Royal St. George’s golf club in Sandwich, Kent. Rory McIlroy, however, has expressed that he’d rather it take place back home in Ireland.

Although he said at a press conference at his home golf course in Holywood, Co. Down, that he intends on winning the Open Championship and taking home the Claret Jug, he’s recently expressed how he wishes the tournament could happen at the Royal Portush Golf Club instead, in Portrush, Co. Antrim.

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The last time the tournament was held in Ireland was in 1951, when Max Faulkner from England took home the trophy. However, Arlene Foster, the tourism Minister for northern Ireland, “believes the course could be ready to stage a major event as early at 2016,” according to the Mirror.co.uk.

McIlroy, too, believes that holding the Championship at Royal Portrush would be great for the country. Mirror.co.uk reported that he said, “to have an open championship in Northern Ireland would be incredible. It has been a long time since it's been here. I think the course is definitely good enough."

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