That was to be expected. Now co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour, with an $8 million prize pool, positioned one week before the British Open (July 14-17 at St Andrews), the Genesis Scottish Open will more than ever be one of very big events of the season on the Old Continent.
A little more with the formalization of the presence of the winner of the last Masters, the American Scottie Scheffler. The current world number 1, only 25 years old, comes here to swell the list of world golf stars who have already announced that they will be at the start of this 3rd Rolex Series of the DP World Tour 2022 (which has five this year).
Let us quote Collin Morikawa, winner of the 2021 Race, Justin Thomas or even Jordan Spieth, for whom this will be the first in Scotland. The Texan, victorious in four tournaments in his last six starts, was already present at the Scottish Open 2021 won by Australian Min Woo Lee.
On the Renaissance Club, he had thus taken the 12th final place by signing in particular the card of the week, a huge 63, during the second round.
Scottie Scheffler, statements
"I really enjoyed this week and I can't wait to return to the Renaissance Club this summer for these exciting fifteen days in Scotland," he said.
I had heard a lot about this tournament and the Rolex Series before playing here for the first time last year. It was my first trip to Scotland, and I was not disappointed. A lot has happened to me since. I hope to keep this beautiful dynamic during the summer.
» It should be noted that the left-hander and best Scottish golfer of the moment, Robert MacIntyre, 79th player in the world, has also formalized his presence in North Berwick, as has the seven-time winner of the DP World Tour, the Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick (beaten in the play-off in 2021 with the Belgian Thomas Detry). The entry list should take on a little more relief in the weeks to come…