The European Tour has confirmed that the 2020 edition of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will take place in May.

Last July's event in Lahinch drew criticism from certain quarters as it was played two weeks before The Open Championship in Portrush.

As a result, Rory McIlroy decided not to play the 2019 Irish Open as it did not fit into his schedule, and the four-time major winner subsequently suggested that he would be available to play if the event took place in May.

"I saw that the dates changed to the end of May it looks like, and if that's the case, I will definitely make the trip. I will definitely make the trip back over for that event," said McIlroy last month.

The Irish Open has traditionally been held two weeks before the Open in July but in 2020 that would have clashed with the St Jude Classic in Memphis, which is a World Golf Championships event.

The new date on the European Tour schedule sees the event take place from 28-31 May, two weeks after the PGA Championship and three weeks before the third major of the year, The US Open.

This year's European Tour schedule will include a minimum of 46 Race to Dubai events, and will visit 29 different countries around the world.

A venue has yet to be confirmed for this year's tournament.