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The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. It has been sponsored by Nissan Ireland since 2003 and had other title sponsors before that. At the present time it is one of two European Tour events played in the Republic of Ireland each season, the other being the Smurfit European Open. The Irish Open is played the week before the European Tour's "home tournament" the BMW Championship, which helps it to attract fairly strong fields. In 2005 is was played at Carton House Golf Club at Maynooth in County Kildare. The prize fund was €2,011,982, which is in the middle of the pack for a European Tour event, being more than most of the tour's co-sanctioned events outside the continent of Europe, and a few of the smaller events staged in Europe, but less than the leading events held in Europe, and much less than the major championships or the World Golf Championships events which the European Tour co-sanctions with the PGA Tour. The tournament's 2005 rating in the Official World Golf Rankings system was high enough for the winner to qualify for the WGC-NEC Invitational. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... Nissan Motor Co. ... The Smurfit European Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament played annually at The Kildare Hotel and Golf Club (K Club), Straffan, Ireland. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... Maynooth (Maigh Nuad in Irish) is a town located in County Kildare, Ireland. ... County Kildare (Irish: Cill Dara) is an Irish county located to the southwest of County Dublin in the province of Leinster. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ...


Winners

Nissan Irish Open

Murphy's Irish Open Stephen Dodd (b, 15 Jul 1966) is a Welsh golfer who after a very moderate career, unexpectedly won two events on the PGA European Tour in the 2005 season at the age of 38. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Michael Campbell is one of New Zealands premier Pro Golfers. ...

Carroll's Irish Open Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980 in Castellon, Spain), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish golfer who plays both on the United States PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. ... David Carter (1952 - ) is a New Zealand politician. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Sam Torrance (b. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ...

There was no tournament from 1954-1974. The Irish Open originally started in 1927 and was played each year up to 1953 apart from 1940-45 and 1951-53. Nicholas Alexander Faldo (born July 18, 1957) is an English golfer on the PGA European Tour. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Nicholas Alexander Faldo (born July 18, 1957) is an English golfer on the PGA European Tour. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Nicholas Alexander Faldo (born July 18, 1957) is an English golfer on the PGA European Tour. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player representing Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player representing Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Sam Torrance (b. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Mark James (b. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Mark James (b. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Ken Brown is president of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (AdTI), a think tank based in Arlington, Virginia. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ...


External links

  • Official site (http://www.nissan-irishopen.ie/)
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site (http://www.europeantour.com/tournaments/latest.sps?iTourNo=2005026)

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