Irish Open set for bumper attendance

Tickets sales for the weekend play at next month's Irish Open at Royal Portrush are now close to a sell-out.

Championship director Antonia Beggs revealed on Thursday that spectators turning up at the gate on the Saturday and Sunday may have to be turned away.

The organisers' total crowd target for the tournament from Tuesday 26 June to Sunday 1 July is 103,000 spectators.

The Irish Open's commercial director James Finnigan also says that efforts are continuing to attract additional sponsorship for next month's event.

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