RYDER Cup winner Paul McGinley has confirmed that the Irish Senior Open will return for the first time since 2010 at Rosapenna next year.
McGinley’s parents, Mick and Julia, both ail from Donegal, and the 2002 Ryder Cup hero is excited to get the Legends Tour event to the north-west.
The Irish Senior Open in 2021 will be held on Rosapenn’s Old Tom Morris links.
“A lot of people know my connections are very close to Donegal, my Mam and Dad are both from there, so I’m delighted to say we’re going to Rosapenna next year,” said McGinley.
“If you go on my Twitter page, you’ll see a picture of me at Rosapenna. The course is designed by Old Tom Morris, it’s got great history to it. It’s just spectacular and the hotel is fabulous.
“It’s in a part of Ireland that not a lot of people visit, most people focus on the south west corner of the country so I’m going north west and I’ll do everything I can to get a strong field up there and hopefully it will be part of the Legends Series.”
McGinley received widespread acclaim last year for his role in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch.
He added: “I think the players, amateurs and pros will absolutely love it and I have no doubt that the locals will embrace it as well.
“I’ve got lots of ideas – all COVID dependent – of parties and things like that that were very successful last year at Lahinch. The McGinley Foundation will be hosting again and bringing all the things that worked well at Lahinch to the north west of Ireland so we’re very excited.”