Irish golfers Rory McIlroy, Graham McDowell, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington won’t be the only famous faces hitting the fairways at the Irish Open this week.
Hollywood star Bill Murray
and his brother Joel
(above) will join actor Aidan Quinn
and Ronan Keating
on the green for the Irish Open Pro-Am
Ghostbusters star Bill arrived at the famous course yesterday afternoon.
He will tee-off alongside a host of sports heroes, including Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill, soccer legend Pat Jennings and rugby stars David Humphreys
and Andrew Trimble
at the star-studded event.
The legendary actor and his Mad Men actor brother Joel got in a few practice rounds at Castlerock Golf Club
in Co Derry yesterday before the big showdown at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim.
The Irish-American brothers are golf fanatics — with Bill even starring in ’80s comedy blockbuster Caddyshack. Taoiseach Enda Kenny is also expected to tee-offlater in the day. European tournament director Miguel Vidaor confirmed that Mr Kenny will attend.
He said: “We are delighted to announce that the Irish Taoiseach will be joining us in the Pro-Am, which will be one of the main events on the Irish Open calendar. Everyone is excited about playing on a course that boasts some of the most splendid links in the world.”
It will be home-from-home for Portrush native Graham McDowell
. And Rory McIlroy
was getting ready to try out some new gear, tweeting: “Flat calm at home today, great conditions to test the new Titleist 913 Driver!”