P.P.U.I. - 13/08/2020 - John Manning looks at this weekend's field in Lough Owel
Despite the disruption Covid-19 has caused to the event, the Irish Open goes ahead outside Mullingar this weekend. John Manning takes a look at the field in the following preview. Travel restrictions have shorn this weekend’s Irish Open at Lough Owel, Co. Westmeath of any foreign visitors. Some notable Irish players will also miss the event, Holder Damien Fleming (Deerpark) did not enter and former champion Frank Dineen (St Annes) has been forced to withdraw. However, a high quality field of over 120 players will contest this prestigious tournament, which will be staged over 36 holes, 18 on Saturday 15th August and the final 18 on Sunday 16th August.