Ian Poulter has committed to playing in this year's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch.

This year's event, the second Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai, as well as featuring Poulter now sees four of the current top five in the Race to Dubai Rankings competing, with Shane Lowry, Justin Harding and Louis Oosthuizen also confirmed.

Speaking after today's announcement, Poulter, known to many as 'The Postman' said: "I’m very much looking forward to playing the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

"It’s been a while and to play a run of tournaments leading up to The Open Championship is going to be great.

"Lahinch will be a good test, a great links golf course – I haven’t played it yet but Ireland has some of the world’s best golf courses. The Irish are great fans and always have been great fans. They’re true followers of golf, they’re respectful, they know good shots especially in tough conditions and I expect them to be as good as they always are.

"It’s going to be a great tournament with Paul McGinley supporting the event. Paul’s a good friend of mine – I’ve known him now for a very long time as a friend and obviously as a Ryder Cup Captain. He’s a guy that I really respect." 

Other names for the 4-7 July event include Lee Westwood, Danny Willett, Padraig Harrington . Graeme McDowell and defending champion Russell Knox.