Collin Morikawa: "Scotland, I’m excited to play"

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Collin Morikawa: "Scotland, I’m excited to play"

Three of the world’s highest ranked players have confirmed their participation in the 2021 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, with American stars Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele set to tee it up alongside multiple Rolex Series winner Tyrrell Hatton at the Renaissance Club from July 8-11, 2021.

World Number Six Morikawa, who burst onto the world stage with a maiden Major Championship victory at the 2020 US PGA Championship, and World Number Four and four-time PGA Tour winner Schauffele, who finished third at The Masters last month, are set to make their debuts at Scotland’s National Open.

They will be joined by World Number Eight Hatton as the Englishman goes in search of a record fifth Rolex Series title and his second this season, following his success at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January. Morikawa and Schauffele will bid to follow in the footsteps of compatriots Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson by finding success in Scotland, the Home of Golf, as the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open once again takes its place in the week before The Open at Royal St George’s.

Collin Morikawa, statements

“I’m excited to play in Scotland for the first time,” said Morikawa. “I’m looking forward to making my debut in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and playing in the Home of Golf.

I’ve heard a lot about the tournament, and it will be a lot of fun to tee it up on the European Tour again”. Never so bad since 2009. Rory McIlroy, thanks to the negative results obtained in this period, has dropped to 15 / o place in the world ranking.

It is the worst position held by the Northern Irishman since November 2009, when he was 17 / o. Three Top 10s in the last nine starts, the 32-year-old from Holywood came out at the cut at The Masters as well as at The Players.

Really a bad moment for McIlroy who already this week, at the Wells Fargo Championship, scheduled in Charlotte (USA) from 6 to 9 May, he will try to turn around.