Louis, who completed his Masters thesis on the tournament in Co Antrim, was rubbing shoulders with top actors, sportsmen and of course golfers today.
And he has sent in some pix from the course today.
Actor Billy Murray, Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill and a host of other celebrities are playing today alongside major winners like Padraig Harrington, Greame McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke.
Hundreds of golf fans from Donegal are at Royal Portrush today with many more expected over the next four days as the real action gets underway tomorrow.
Louis predicted: “This will have a massive tourism potential for Donegal because tourists who come to Portrush will go on to courses in Donegal.
“The Irish Open is being seen in 50 countries worldwide.”Tags: