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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland. Jon Rahm wins his first European Tour victory. 9 July 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland. Jon Rahm wins his first European Tour victory. 9 July 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Spain's Jon Rahm with the trophy after winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use.

Spain's Jon Rahm with the trophy after winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Spain's Jon Rahm celebrates winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with girlfriend Kelley Cahill and the trophy at Portstewart Golf Club. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use.

Spain's Jon Rahm celebrates winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with girlfriend Kelley Cahill and the trophy at Portstewart Golf Club. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

9 July 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye. 
 
 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland.

Jon Rahm winner of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

9 July 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye. Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland. Jon Rahm winner of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

9 July 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye. 
 
 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland.

 Jon Rahm winner of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with his girlfriend Kelley Cahill.

9 July 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye. Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland. Jon Rahm winner of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with his girlfriend Kelley Cahill.

Spain's Jon Rahm celebrates winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with girlfriend Kelley Cahill at Portstewart Golf Club. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use.

Spain's Jon Rahm celebrates winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with girlfriend Kelley Cahill at Portstewart Golf Club. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Tournament winner Jon Rahm with an overall card of 24 under celebrates on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Jon Rahm on the 17th tee box

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Jon Rahm on the 17th tee box Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Jon Rahm on the 1st tee. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Jon Rahm on the 1st tee. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Paul Dunne on the 18th green. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Paul Dunne on the 18th green. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Paul Dunne on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Paul Dunne on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

The Open trophy 

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Open trophy Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Paul Dunne on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Paul Dunne on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Julien Quesne

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Julien Quesne Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

France's Julien Quesne leads the way at Galgorm (Matt Mackey/PressEye)

France's Julien Quesne leads the way at Galgorm (Matt Mackey/PressEye)

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Daniel Im on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Daniel Im on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

The Open trophy 

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Open trophy Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Shane Lowry plays into the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Shane Lowry plays into the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Daniel Im on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Daniel Im on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Shane Lowry plays into the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Shane Lowry plays into the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Shane Lowry on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Shane Lowry on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Daniel Im on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Daniel Im on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Shane Lowry on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Shane Lowry on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Shane Lowry on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Shane Lowry on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Scott Hend

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Scott Hend Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Shane Lowry on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Shane Lowry on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Hideto Tanihara

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Hideto Tanihara Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Shane Lowry on the 18th green

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Shane Lowry on the 18th green Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Benjamin Hebert

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Benjamin Hebert Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Scott Hend

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Scott Hend Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Hideto Tanihara

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Hideto Tanihara Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Benjamin Hebert

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Benjamin Hebert Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Hideto Tanihara

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Hideto Tanihara Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Daniel Im and Jon Rahm on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Daniel Im and Jon Rahm on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Jon Rahm on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Jon Rahm on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Daniel Im on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Daniel Im on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Daniel Im on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Daniel Im on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Daniel Im on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Daniel Im on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Daniel Im and Jon Rahm on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Daniel Im and Jon Rahm on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

The Irish Open and The Open trophy on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Irish Open and The Open trophy on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free meet Daniel Im

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free meet Daniel Im Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

The Irish Open and The Open trophy on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Irish Open and The Open trophy on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free meet Jon Rahm

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free meet Jon Rahm Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

The Open trophy on the 1st tee

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Open trophy on the 1st tee Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free meet Jon Rahm

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free meet Jon Rahm Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 

Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free meet Daniel Im

Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th July 2017 Day four of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free meet Daniel Im Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

9 July 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye. 
 
 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland.

Ballyliffin Golf Club to host the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
 
Pictured at the announcement of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2018 Hosted by the Rory Foundation are John Tracey - Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of  Dubai Duty Free, Keith Pelley - Chief Executive of the European Tour, Barry Funston - Chief Executive of the Rory Foundation and John Ferran - General Manager Ballyliffin Golf Club.

9 July 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye. Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland. Ballyliffin Golf Club to host the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Pictured at the announcement of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2018 Hosted by the Rory Foundation are John Tracey - Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, Keith Pelley - Chief Executive of the European Tour, Barry Funston - Chief Executive of the Rory Foundation and John Ferran - General Manager Ballyliffin Golf Club.

Final night of entertainment and Fireworks at the Irish Open in Portstewart organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Final night of entertainment and Fireworks at the Irish Open in Portstewart organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Final night of entertainment and Fireworks at the Irish Open in Portstewart organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Final night of entertainment and Fireworks at the Irish Open in Portstewart organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Final night of entertainment and Fireworks at the Irish Open in Portstewart organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Final night of entertainment and Fireworks at the Irish Open in Portstewart organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland. Jon Rahm wins his first European Tour victory. 9 July 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

The old pro Pádraig Harrington has seen it all and done it all in 22 years as a Tour player.

At the other end of the scale, Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan are among the new kids on the block, still in the early stages of what they would hope can be as enduring a career as Harrington's.

Dunne and Moynihan, both aged 22, turned pro in the wake of the GB and Ireland Walker Cup success over the USA at Royal Lytham and St Annes in 2015 and continue to learn more about what is required to make the grade.

An Irish Open is a big deal for any golfer from Ireland, and yesterday's final round provided a brief snapshot of the highs and lows of this weird and wonderful sport for Dunne and Moynihan.

As the Greystones golfer arrived at the recorder's office to sign for a 71, one-under par for the day, and seven-under 281 for the tournament, Moynihan was surrounded by media members, telling the story of his epic day on the Portstewart links in what is now an elite event on the European Tour.

As soon as he left the recorder's hut, Dunne came over to stand at the back of the group intensely listening to every word Moynihan uttered.

He smiled and caught Moynihan's eye. The flame-haired Dub smiled back and continued with the talking.

The Irish players all love to see one of their number doing well, no matter how they performed themselves.

Yesterday was Moynihan's day in the sun on the main Tour.

The reality is that next week he returns to the relative backwaters of the European Challenge Tour for the Italian Challenge in Sardinia, an event offering prize money of €300,000, while Dunne can look forward to competing in the $7m (€6.1m) Scottish Open at Dundonald Links.

A huge difference between the tournaments in terms of money, prestige, coverage, and quality of field, but such are the vagaries of this game, that in the immediate aftermath of their rounds, the two players had contrasting outlooks about their next outing.

Moynihan's 64 sets him off to Italy with confidence sky high. Dunne has to dig deep to find reason for optimism. "Right now, my game feels pretty poor, so I don't feel great about it," Dunne said. "A bit of work to do but it'll turn around, I know it will. I just hope it's sooner rather than later."

Dunne has earned more than €500,000 so far this season, and though it's not much consolation, he is an inspiration to Moynihan, his former Walker Cup team-mate.

"Last year, even though things weren't going great, I could see how Dunner was doing.

"When he was at home, and I was at home, we'd catch a game of golf somewhere. I'd see how he was playing and I'd match him," said Moynihan.

"I knew if he could do it, I could do it. It was just a matter of catching a break somewhere."

Harrington joins Dunne and Rory McIlroy in the Scottish Open, which starts on Thursday.

His closing 71 left him on nine-under par, but he was happy to get four rounds in, taking his total rounds for an injury-interrupted season to 29.

"I am very comfortable where I am at with my game of golf and general attitude to it. It's not as stressful for me," said Harrington.

Shane Lowry takes this week off before travelling to Royal Birkdale next weekend ahead of the Open Championship. A 66 and 12-under par sent him away from Portstewart in good fettle.

Michael Hoey had a decent week. A 67 for 11-under boosts his bank balance and his confidence as he battles to get his European Tour card back.

Belfast Telegraph