Mount Juliet will host the Irish Open for the fourth time in 2020, it was confirmed this morning.

The Thomastown venue was previously used between 1993 and 1995, with next year's event taking place between 27-31 of May.

John Rahm will return to defend his crown, while previous host Rory McIlroy will also be in attendance having missed this year's event.

Mount Juliet also hosted World Golf Championships in 2002 and 2004.

Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour, said: "We are thrilled to bring the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to Mount Juliet Estate, a venue which boasts a world class golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, and a history of hosting prestigious tournaments.

"Our second Rolex Series event of the 2020 season is sure to be another spectacular occasion, following the success of last year's edition at Lahinch, which epitomised the growth of this tournament since Dubai Duty Free came on board as title sponsors in 2015."