Notable Visitors

Royal Portrush Golf Club has had its fair share of famous visits with Michael Jordan, the US basketball legend, Sir Douglas Bader, the ace World War 2 airman who fought (and golfed) despite having lost his legs in a flying accident prior to the war[1]. The Open 2019 also saw many distinguished guests from Northern Ireland and abroad visit Portrush, such as Carl Frampton, the boxer, Gareth McAuley, the Northern Irish footballer and the biggest names in golf, such as Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Gary Player, Tom Watson and of, course, Northern Irish heroes Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.[2].

[1] https://www.nationalclubgolfer.com/the-open/news/royal-portrush-famous-visitors
[2] belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/the-open/famous-faces-launch-build-up-for-historic-open-at-portrush-37771238.html