Ronnie O’Sullivan has confirmed his entry to the English and Irish Open this season, with a chance to mop up the additional £1m bonus prize fund being offered in the home nations series.
Although O’Sullivan has not had a competitive match since the second round of the 2016 World championships, he has been kept busy on the baize nevertheless with plenty of exhibition matches. Ronnie’s first competitive tournament will be at the Shanghai Masters in mid September which will feature all the top players in the world battling it out for one of the biggest trophies of the snooker calendar.
Following the Shanghai Masters, O’Sullivan will now appear at Event City in Manchester for the English open in October and the followed by the Irish open in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
A win of all four tournaments would pocket O’Sullivan or any other player a whopping £1m prize money which is the first of its kind in snooker history. This gives players a bigger incentive to achieve at these home series events.