More big names confirmed for Irish open golf

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US Open champion Martin Kaymer and former world number one Luke Donald are the latest big names to confirm entries for next month's Irish Open.

Kaymer and Donald will join a Royal County Down field which includes Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Ernie

Els and world number one Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy's charitable foundation is hosting the 28-31 May event.

Other names confirmed are

American Patrick Reed and England's Lee Westwood,

while Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington are included in a strong Irish line up.

The prize fund for event  has also increased by 25% with this year's purse just under £1.8m.