Jon Rahm: Former winner returns for Lahinch tournament
Spain's Jon Rahm has confirmed his entry for the Irish Open as he bids to win the tournament for a second time.
The world number 11 secured victory on his Irish Open debut at Portstewart two years ago with the lowest winning score in the event's 92-year history.
"Winning the Irish Open was very special for me," said the 24-year-old, who has three wins on both the European Tour and US PGA Tour.
"I'm very excited to go back there and to Lahinch."
He added: "What made it all better was the Irish crowds, they were some of the best crowds I've ever played in front of - for both years, two years in a row. I'm very excited to go back there and to Lahinch.
"I've never been on that golf course but I've heard a lot of good things about it."
"It's always one of the most enjoyable weeks I have on tour so hopefully I can have a good showing again. The support I get over there is unlike any other, comparable to what I get in Spain and I love going back."
The field for the 4-7 July tournament also includes Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Shane Lowry, Ian Poulter, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell.