The 2012 Irish Open is set to be held at Royal Portrush for the first time since 1947, with the European Tour expected to confirm the details in the coming days.
The BBC has reported that the tournament, which takes place between 28 June and 1 July, is set to take place in Northern Ireland after a successful year from the countries golfers.
Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy have all won majors and have called for an event to be held at the Antrim course.
It had seemed increasingly likely that the tournament would be held in Dublin after it had been held in Killarney the last two years, while Carton House had also been mentioned.
However, despite the tournament still having no official sponsor, US Open champions McIlroy has made it clear that he would play should it be held at Royal Portrush.
The course will celebrate it's 125th anniversary in 2013 and is supported heavily by McDowell and Clarke who have strong ties to the north coast course.