The Irish Open

Portmarnock suggestions to the GUI was that Ireland should have their own Open Championship. The initial Irish Open Championship was first played at Portmarnock in 1927 when it was won by George Duncan. Over the years Portmarnock has hosted the Irish Open Championship on 19 occasions and the victors at Portmarnock represent many of the greatest names in golf over the decades.

1927 George Duncan 312
1929 Abe Mitchell 309
1934 Sid Easterbrook 284
1938 Bobby Locke 292
1946 Fred Daly 288
1948 Dai Rees 295
1976 Ben Crenshaw 284
1977 Hubert Green 283
1978 Ken Brown 281
1979 Mark James 282
1980 Mark James 284
1981 Sam Torrance 276
1982 John O’Leary 287
1986 Seve Ballesteros 285
1987 Bernhard Langer 269
1988 Ian Woosnam 278
1989 Ian Woonsam 278
1990 Jose Maria Olazabel 282
2003 Michael Campbell 277