JP McManus Pro-Am deferred for a year due to Covid

The tournament was scheduled to take place at Adare Manor resort on July 5th-6th

It is the second time the JP McManus Pro-Am has been postponed, after being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic last year. File photograph: Inpho

It is the second time the JP McManus Pro-Am has been postponed, after being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic last year. File photograph: Inpho

 

Rather inevitably, given its reliance on team participation and on a large spectator attendance in its efforts to raise charitable funds, the JP McManus Pro-Am tournament, scheduled to take place at Adare Manor resort in Co Limerick on July 5th-6th, has been deferred for a year.

It is the second time the tournament has been postponed, after being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

This year’s slot in the calendar had been timed to fit in nicely with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, which is scheduled to take place at Mount Juliet in Co Kilkenny on July 1st-4th.

The McManus Pro-Am - which has commitments to participate from world number one Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods among other leading players - has been a hugely significant fundraiser for charities in the mid-west region since its inception in 1990 and, in five previous stagings, has raised almost €100 million for projects. It was last held in 2010.

With some 40,000 having purchased special spectator caps to attend the sixth edition of the tournament, the organisers felt “the smooth and safe running of the event would be better facilitated in 2022.”

As chairman of the pro-am committee Colm Hannon remarked, “we are at all times prioritising public health and are aware that question marks remain about events taking place for much of this year . . . . making the decision early gives us the best chance of delivering a world class tournament in front of a full house next year.”

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.