The Irish Open is scheduled to be held at the Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort from September 24-27, just three weeks after the NI Open at the same location.
This year’s Irish Open was scheduled for Mount Juliet in Kilkenny in May, but it fell victim to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Irish government’s Covid-19 restrictions mean the event is now expected to be played in Northern Ireland.
The venue would allow competitors to travel from the US Open to play Galgorm without having to self-quarantine.
This year’s second major takes place at Winged Foot in New York City the week before the likely new Irish Open date.
Around 40 European Tour players will play at the US Open and current Irish government requirements require all visitors to the United States to limit their travel for 14 days after arriving in the country.
Rory McIlroy has previously suggested he is unlikely to return home for this year’s Irish Open.
However, tournament organizers will be optimistic that other Irish top winners Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry return for their national open.
In December, McDowell was announced as host of the Irish Open tournament for 2020 and 2021.
McIlroy filled this role for several years while Paul McGinley held the role at Lahinch in 2019.
Galgorm was scheduled to host their second professional men’s and women’s World Invitational event in August, but after being canceled due to Covid-19, it was announced that the NI Open of the European Challenge Tour will be played at the Ballymena venue in early September .
The awaited announcement that the Irish Open will be played in Galgorm will signify an extraordinary month for the Ballymena club, which opened in 1997.
The second tier NI Open was played in Galgorm for several years until 2018.