Shane Lowry’s Open triumph will help Ireland’s bid to stage the 2026 Ryder Cup, says the Irish sports minister.
Adare Manor is understood to be a frontrunner to host the biennial match between the United States and Europe.
And organisers are likely to view the course even more positively after Irishman Lowry’s six-shot win on Irish soil, Shane Ross told BBC Sport.
“Irish sport and Irish golf is really excelling now,” said Ross, who was at Portrush for the final round on Sunday.
The 2026 Ryder Cup is the next vacant date when the event comes back to Europe after the 2024 competition in America.