Xander Schauffele is defending the 2022 Scottish Open title. It was his third win over a three-month stretch, kicked off by a win at the 2022 Zurich Classic.
He’ll return to The Renaissance Club this week in hopes of defending his title. Despite playing as steadily as usual, he hasn’t gotten in the win column just yet.
The Scottish Open also highlights the potential benefits of the PGA Tour and DP World Tour’s strategic alliance. This week’s co-sanctioned event provides a fun blend of player names on the field list.
Many of the superstars in the field are using this as a tune-up event for next week’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
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This Tom Doak design has hosted the four previous editions as well as the 2019 and 2020 Ladies Scottish Open. Playing to 7,237 yards, this par 70 is on the short end of the spectrum when you consider the firm and fast conditions you typically see in Scotland at this time of year.
Driving distance can be an advantage here but it’s certainly not a requirement. Played right near the coast, the wind is one of the key challenges of the course. The weather dictates the scoring conditions as we’ve seen winning scores range from 7-under to 22-under over the last four years. It’s too far out to trust a weather forecast at this time but keep an eye on the projected wind speeds over the next few days.
In the field this week, we have the aforementioned Schauffele, along with World #1 Scottie Scheffler, Rory, Hatton, Hovland, Fowler, Fleetwood and even defending US Open Champ Wyndham Clark are all out in the United Kingdom preparing for The Open Championship happening next week.
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| Title: Scottish Open Preview
| Author: Matt Catton
| Date: July 12, 2023