Ruaidhri McGee and Cormac Sharvin accept Team Ireland invites to Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Ruaidhri McGee (IRL) in action during the first round of the Shot Clock Masters, played at Diamond Country Club, Atzenbrugg, Vienna, Austria. 07/06/2018
Picture: Golffile | Phil Inglis

Ruaidhri McGee and Cormac Sharvin will tee it up at this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open courtesy of special invitations secured through Team Ireland Golf.

This year’s tournament takes place at Ballyliffin from 5-8 July. McGee and Sharvin received invites as they have the highest playing category among Team Ireland members not already in the field.

McGee, 27, and Sharvin, 25, are regulars on the European Challenge Tour where they both have playing rights. As the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is part of the Rolex Series on the European Tour, McGee and Sharvin will be playing for a share of the $7m prize pot at Ballyliffin.

Last year Team Ireland’s Gavin Moynihan picked up a cheque for €84,505 after carding a final round 64 at Portstewart to finish inside the top 15.

Team Ireland Golf supports Irish professional golfers during their formative years in the paid ranks and in addition to financial aid, Team Ireland members benefit from playing invitations

Team Ireland Golf is funded by Sport Ireland and administered by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland.