Strong rumours are circulating today that negotiations are at an advanced stage between Ballyliffin Golf Club, the Irish tourist board and the PGA Tour regarding staging a regular season PGA Tour event in Summer 2014.
It is believed the event, which would be held in June 2014 (in the run up to the British Open) will have a prize fund of US$8 million.
It is also believed the event has already received the full commitment of top players Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy. McIlroy is reputed to be a huge fan of Ballyliffin and participated in an Oakley photoshoot on the golf links back in 2011.
See http://www.golfcentraldaily.com/2013/08/top-irish-links-to-host-2014-pga-tour.html for more
Following the successful staging of the British Open at Royal Portrush in this will be another great boost for Golf in Ireland and testament to the success enjoyed by Irish golfers on both sides of the atlantic.
Update September 1st 2013: PGA deny rumours: