Rory McIlroy at Carnoustie with dad Gerry  2014 – (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)


FATHER’S Day (Sunday June 18) is fast approaching and, across the country, sons and daughters will be wracking their brains to think of a last-minute gift for ‘dear old dad’.
Well the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation has the perfect solution in the form of a ticket for the sporting showpiece of summer 2017 as reigning champion Rory McIlroy defends his title against a world class field – including Hideki Matsuyama, Jon Rahm, and Justin Rose – at Portstewart Golf Club from July 6 – 9.

What’s more, with every Father’s Day ticket* purchased by Sunday June 18, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will give Dad a free £10 shopping voucher to be redeemed in any of the event’s shops, bars and dining outlets in the Championship Village.

This year’s tournament is set to be the biggest ever, with ticket sales well ahead of last year, and with free entry for children up to the age of 16, the event is a great day out for all the family with lots of entertainment and music lined up for young and old alike.
Tickets are on sale at and begin at £15 for practice day Tuesday and £20 for Pro-Am Wednesday, with a single day ticket for Thursday or Friday costing £40 and day tickets for the weekend costing £45.

If you REALLY want to give your Dad a present not to forget, an adult season souvenir ticket, which covers six days of world class golf from Tuesday to Sunday, offers incredible value at just £100 (a saving of £105 over the course of the six days).

And to give Pops a full seated view of all of the drama at the 18th green, grandstand tickets cost an additional £11.50 for Thursday and Friday, £16.50 for Saturday and £21.50 for Sunday.

“There are few better presents for a Father than a ticket to see his golfing heroes in action at this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open,” said Simon Alliss, the European Tour’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Championship Director. “With Rory defending the title that he won in such spectacular fashion last year, this year’s event is shaping up to be one of the best ever and, with free entry for kids under 16, it makes a wonderful day or week out for the entire family.”

Concessions are available for customers aged over 60 and between 16 and 21, while children under 16 are permitted free entry when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
A portion of all ticket sales will go directly to the Rory Foundation which supports children’s charities around the world.

*Please note that the free Father’s Day £10 gift voucher will be issued in time for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open but will not be received by June 18.