ISPS HANDA World Invitational in Galgorm, Northern Ireland, July 28 - August 2, 2021
The ISPS HANDA World Invitational, set for July, now has full European Tour status and is co-sanctioned by both the LPGA and the LET. It is a mixed event, with both men's and women's competitions being played out on the same courses and competing for the same amount of prize money. An inaugural edition of this event was held on the European Challenge Tour in 2019.
The ISPS HANDA World Invitational is being presented by Niall Horan and Modest!Golf.
From the Irish Golf Desk:
It will be the first time an event of this format is tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour in the northern hemisphere – following in the footsteps of the ISPS HANDA Vic Open in Australia which has the same format.
The ISPS HANDA World Invitational will attract a field of 288 players, 144 men and 144 women. The women’s field will be split equally between the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour. The $2.35 million purse will be split evenly, with men and women competing for two equal prize funds.
[Quoting Niall Horan] “I have been attending European Tour events for as long as I can remember. To host a co-sanctioned LPGA Tour and European Tour event on the island of Ireland gives me so much pride and I cannot wait to return to the amazing Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort this summer, the perfect venue to host such a tournament.”