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European Tour postpones Irish Open

9th event to be canceled or postponed pushes tour’s restart into early June

Postponed: By the European Tour, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Monday. The tournament, part of the tour’s eight-event Rolex Series of big-money events, had been scheduled for May 28-31 at Mount Juliet Estate in Thomastown, Ireland. No new date was announced. The Irish Open was the ninth tournament to be postponed or canceled on the European Tour’s 2019-20 schedule. With the news, the tour will be idle for at least the next two months in response to the pandemic. The Trophee Hassan II, on June 4-7 in Rabat, Morocco, will be the tour’s next scheduled event.

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