Golf’s World no.1 Brooks Koepka announced for JP McManus Pro-AM

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The Open Championship, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Co. Antrim 19/7/2019 Brooks Koepka tees off on the 9th hole Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

CURRENT world no.1 Brooks Koepka is the latest pro golfer to join the illustrious field headed for Adare Manor for the sixth Jp McManus Pro-Am.

Koepka is the latest in a long list of players to join a line-up also including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Mark Wahlberg and Niall Horan in Adare, Co. Limerick, this summer. Eight of the world’s top 10 players have now been confirmed for the two-day event, July 6 & 7.

It will Koepka’s JP McManus Pro-Am debut, the 29-year-old emerged from the Challenge Tour and European Tour in 2015 to land the Waste Management Phoenix Open in the USA.

That was merely a taste of what was to come from the 29-year-old, whose huge distance off the tee and superb all-round game have seen him become the dominant player in the men’s game over the past three years.

The world no.1 has been the name on everybody’s lips since capturing the 2017 US Open, before winning a second US Open in 2018 and a USPGA Championship, the first ‘double’ winner since Tiger Woods in 2000. Since his 2017 win the Florida native has won at least one Major championship in each of the last three seasons, en route to the summit of golf’s world rankings.

Pro-Am host Mr JP McManus said he is delighted Koepka will be at Adare Manor in July.

“It’s fantastic for the Pro-Am that Brooks has committed to the event and I extend our sincere thanks to him for doing so. It promises to be very special for the spectators to see a player of his calibre in action this July and we are also extremely fortunate to have eight of the world’s top ten golfers confirmed to participate.”

The Pro-Am takes place July 6 and 7, 2020 at the Tom Fazio redesigned Golf Course at Adare Manor. The course, along with the Adare Manor Hotel, reopened in 2017 after an extensive refurbishment which earned the hotel the prestigious ‘Hotel of the Year’ award in the Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards 2018’ and the ‘#1 Resort in Europe’ in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2019.

Once again, charitable organisations in the Mid-West will benefit from the Pro-Am, with many millions raised since the event was first held in 1990. Please note tickets for the event are sold out.