2017 Format

2017: Exciting New Format

A brand new format and a tournament full of innovation is certain to make the 2017 Northern Ireland Open, presented by Modest! Golf, one of the most talked about events in world golf this year and a must visit for golf fans across the UK and Ireland.

Round 1: 156 players begin two rounds of strokeplay

Round 2: 36 hole cut following close of play with top 60 & ties progressing

Round 3: 54 hole cut following close of play with top-24 entering #ShootoutSunday

If there are any ties for 24th position, a sudden-death play-off (18th hole) will determine the qualifiers following the completion of 54 holes.

Round 4: Five rounds of 6-hole strokeplay matches on Shootout Sunday


Shootout Sunday

24 Players | 28 Matches | One Winner

Continuing the short form matchplay theme from other European Tour events such as this year’s Super 6 in Perth, Australia, the NI Open will produce even greater excitement because the knock-out, strokeplay format on the final day will ensure the action continues until the last hole for each of the 28 matches.

The top eight players after 54 holes of strokeplay will receive a bye into the 2nd round of 6-hole strokeplay matches and will be seeded.

The remaining 16 players (positions 9-24) will be randomly paired for the first round of matches, with the winners of the first round matches going on to meet the eight seeded players in the second round (last 16).

Any matches level after six holes will be decided by a ‘Sudden Death’ playoff hole.

Only one champion will be left standing!