Jon Rahm defends Irish Open title

With the Open Championship rapidly approaching, this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Championship takes on an even greater meaning especially given the outstanding links course on which it is to be played.

The two favourites this week are the man whose charity is the beneficiary of the event, Rory McIlroy, and the defending champion and in form, Jon Rahm.

We also take a look at the PGA Tour’s Tribute to the Military at The Greenbrier in Sulphurs Springs in West Virginia where the in-form Bubba Watson will start as the likely favourite and the LPGA Tour’s Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic where Australia’s Katherine Kirk is the defending champion.