BBC Sport - Northern Ireland Open trials new format for 2017 tournament

NI Open trials new format for 2017 tournament

Innovation is the name of the game at this week's Northern Ireland Open European Challenge Tour event at Galgorm Castle as the tournament trials a new final-day format.

A third-round cut will see only the top 24 involved in a series of six-hole matches on Sunday.

The innovation in the Galgorm Castle event is a tweaking of the format used at the inaugural World Super 6 European Tour event in Australia in February.

Pop star Niall Horan and competitors Michael Hoey and Dermot McElroy give their opinions on the changes.

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