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Jonathan Caldwell: Irish Open victory at Galgorm would be amazing but I can't get lost in the dream

Clandeboye ace relishes Irish Open bid but insists he's staying focused

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Screen time: Jonathan Caldwell is hoping to put on a show for TV audience

Screen time: Jonathan Caldwell is hoping to put on a show for TV audience

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Screen time: Jonathan Caldwell is hoping to put on a show for TV audience

Walking up the 18th fairway at Galgorm Castle yesterday during a practice round ahead of this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Jonathan Caldwell noted how different everything was.

Usually the green would have a long marquee tent running up the left-hand side and a stand at the back housing several hundred spectators cheering on the leading groups at the climax on Sunday afternoon, as well as acting as a backstop for any over-hit shots into the green.

This week, however, there are no fans on the grounds because of Covid-19. That means no stands either, and a much more open approach shot for the players, with far more trouble lurking for the wayward strike.