JP McManus 'delighted' as Tiger Woods commits to Adare Pro Am 2020

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Tiger Woods with JP McManus accompanied by Gardai on the first tee box during the Pro Am at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort in 2010

TOURNAMENT host JP McManus has welcomed the news of 14-time Major champion Tiger Woods’ is to compete in the 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am field at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort.

Woods, who has 79 PGA Tour wins and has led the Official World Golf Rankings for a record total of 683 weeks in his career, has confirmed he will join the world class field for the tournament which supports charities and groups in the Irish Mid-Western Region.

It will be Woods’ fourth appearance in the Pro Am event after winning on his debut at Limerick Golf Club in 2000, the year he won three Major Championships.

JP McManus said the announcement of Woods’ participation in the Pro Am was hugely exciting for fans who will attend the event.

“We are delighted Tiger is returning to Adare Manor to compete in the Pro-Am. It is a huge boost to the event and massively exciting for the thousands of fans who make the tournament what it is," said the Martinstown man.

“Tiger has been a fantastic supporter of our efforts in years gone by and he gives us a big helping hand as we raise vital funds for charities in the region,” he added.

The well-supported event takes place on July 6 and 7, 2020 at the Tom Fazio redesigned Golf Course at Adare Manor.

The course, along with the Adare Manor Hotel, recently reopened after an extensive refurbishment which earned the hotel the prestigious ‘Global Hotel of the Year’ award in the Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards 2018’ in Las Vegas.

Once again, several charities will benefit from the Pro-Am, with over €100 million raised since the event was first held in 1990. Woods joins Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Pádraig Harrington and Paul McGinley in confirming his participation, with more announcements due in the coming months.

Tickets for the 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am are now on sale from: www.jpmcmanusproam.com/tickets.