2018 Ryder Cup Day 1, Albatros Course, Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Paris 28/9/2018
Dustin Johnson tees off at the 3rd hole
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

With one year to go until the eagerly-anticipated sixth staging of the JP McManus Pro-Am, golf fans have been treated with the news that the world’s second ranked golfer, Dustin Johnson, will compete at the event. In the latest announcement, Johnson is joined by nine-time winner on the PGA Tour, Matt Kuchar, 2010 US Open champion Graeme McDowell, and Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello, a three-time European Tour event winner who produced a superb performance at the Irish Open last weekend. News on an imminent ticket cap price increase has also been announced.

The quartet of players are the latest to join a line-up also including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Niall Horan and Mark Wahlberg in Adare next summer.

Johnson, who beat fellow Pro-Am participant Shane Lowry to win the 2016 US Open, will be making his second appearance at the charity event, having previously taken part in 2010. Since then, he has emerged as one of the game’s leading stars, amassing 22 professional wins, including his magnificent victory at Oakmont in 2016. Johnson has been world no.1 as recently as February of this year, and in 2019 has recorded runner-up finishes at both The Masters and PGA Championship. He will be chasing that elusive second Major win next week in Northern Ireland.

Tournament host JP McManus welcomed the four new participants for the event which is on course to once again sell out far in advance. “Dustin Johnson has been a great supporter of the Pro-Am in years past, so I’m delighted he will again join us in Limerick next summer. His career has delivered so much since the last Pro-Am and it’ll be a privilege for the spectators to see him in action. The same goes for Graeme, Matt and Rafa – three superb golfers all showcasing the true nature of the event. I’d also strongly encourage anybody wishing to join us in Adare to get their ticket caps ASAP – with one year to go we have already sold a large quantity and we don’t want people disappointed to miss out.”

Ticket cap price increase
With a high number of Pro-Am ticket caps sold to date, the early bird price offer of €50 per cap will end once a further 4,000 are sold. The price for the next batch will be €100 per cap, gaining attendees admission to both days of the tournament and raising additional funds for charitable organisations in the Mid-West region. Spectators are therefore urged to purchase from www.jpmcmanusproam.com/tickets soon to avail of the €50 introductory price.

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