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A record purse of 1,500,000 - an increase of about 150,000 - will be on offer at the Smurfit European Open at The Kildare Hotel & Country Club (K Club) in Ireland from July 6-9.

England's Lee Westwood won last year's event with a superb closing round of 65 for a 17-under-par total of 271 - three ahead of Ireland's Darren Clarke, winner of the recent Andersen Consulting Matchplay event, and Australia's Peter O'Malley.

The Smurfit European Open again boasts a blue-chip line-up of support sponsors with Aer Lingus, AIB, Ashworth, Esat Digifone, The Gartner Group, Guinness, Renault and Rolex all on board.

The K Club, located 17 miles from Dublin and developed by the Jefferson Smurfit Group, will stage the 2005 Ryder Cup match on its Arnold Palmer designed golf course.


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