Ballymena farmer goes viral watching Irish Open

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A farmer in Co Antrim has gone viral on social media while enjoying the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

This year's competition went ahead behind closed doors in Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort in Ballymena, having been postponed earlier in the summer due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Despite the restrictions on crowds, a local farmer found a way to watch the event, being pictured sitting on a lawn chair among his cattle in an adjacent field.

A video of the man, Billy O'Kane was shared on the European Tour Twitter page, showing him enjoying the action with a hot drink and a thermal flask, surrounded by a herd of cattle.

The past few days have been a poor showing for the Irish cohort in Galgorm, with Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington both failing to make the cut on Friday.


The Irish Open had been due to take place in Mount Juliet, Co Kilkenny between May 28th and 31st, before being cancelled in late March.

Australian, Maverick Antcliff currently leads on the final day of play.

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