Harrington bridged an eight-year gap in 2016 as he won his 15th European Tour title at the Portugal Masters, his first victory since his US PGA Championship triumph in 2008, while Wallace’s maiden European Tour title came on Portuguese soil in 2017.
“I always enjoy playing the Portugal Masters,” said Harrington. “It’s a fantastic tournament, generally played in lovely weather and there’s always a good atmosphere.”
Irishman Harrington overturned a one-stroke deficit in the final round, carding a bogey-free 65 for a 23 under par total and a milestone victory. Wallace will make his fourth Portugal Masters appearance next month, with his best result at the popular tournament coming in 2019 when he finished in a share of eighth place.“I won my first European Tour title just down the road at Morgado, so I always get good feelings when I go back to the Algarve,” said Wallace. “It’s just a great place to play golf at this time of year and the Portugal Masters is a tournament I’ve always enjoyed playing.”
The trio join defending champion George Coetzee and past winners Lucas Bjerregard, Steven Brown, Alex Levy and Andy Sullivan in the field for this year’s tournament. Also teeing it up are Sam Horsfield, Calum Hill, Grant Forrest and the Højgaard twins, Nicolai and Rasmus.
Set to fly the flag on home soil will be the professional quartet of Pedro Figueiredo, Tomás Melo Gouveia, Felipe Lima, Ricardo Santos as well as amateur Pedro Clare Neves.