Angel Cabrera will make his return to the European Tour following his surprising win at the U.S. Open last month, where he held off the likes of Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk to win his first major championship.
Smoking and sweating down the stretch, Cabrera did enough to beat brutal Oakmont and two of the world's best players. Which was harder, we're not sure.
Padraig Harrington will be looking for another win in his native country after becoming the first player in 25 years to win the Irish Open when he beat Bradley Dredge in a playoff in May.
Several of Harrington's teammates from the European Ryder Cup win last year will also be on hand, including Paul Casey and David Howell, playing at the K Club for the first time since their rout of the Americans.
Last year, Stephen Dodd shot a 70 on Sunday to beat Jose Manuel Lara and Anthony Wall by two shots for his third European Tour win.
This year, the GOLF CHANNEL will have coverage of all four rounds beginning at 10 a.m. ET as well as re-broadcasts of the weekend rounds in the evening on Saturday and Sunday.
Next week is The Barclays Scottish Open, where Johan Edfors won last year.