Hoey welcomes Irish Open venue

Dunhill Links Championship winner Michael Hoey welcomes the news that the Irish Open is to be played at Royal Portrush this year.

Hoey believes the success enjoyed by Northern Ireland golfers in recent years will help create a magical atmosphere at the north coast course.

The Belfast man adds that the fact that the tournament will be staged three weeks prior to the Open Championship could mean that it will attract some of the very best players in the world.