This week, our focus for the European Tour is set on the Scottish Open. This is one of the most competitive tournaments on the European Tour with the likes of Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Xander Schaufelle and Collin Morikawa all heading over and competing in the Scottish Open.
The Scottish Open has been around for many years with some breaks in between. It was first played back in 1935 and has spanned several golf courses throughout its history. The event is now part of the European Tour Rolex Series of events with each of their eight events having a prize pool of a minimum of $8 million dollars and 7,000 race to Dubai points. !
The Renaissance Club Course Details
The Scottish Open will take place this week from The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland. This is only the third time that they will host the event so not really a ton of information can be found on the course.
We will basically utilize the course history from the last two years, combined with some information we obtained throughout other golf tournaments.
The course was founded and designed in 2008. Tom Doak and George Walters were the designers of the course on a links style basis.
The course plays out as a Par 71 and measures 7,136 yards. This links style course’s biggest defense is the wind. You can expect plenty of wind this week as the course sits right on the coast.
About 5 years after the course opened, they came in and did some major renovations but nothing that really required much heavy equipment. Most of the changes were simple cosmetic moves to make the course visually enhancing.
Earl's Scottish Open Golfers
- Tyrrell Hatton +2200 for 1 unit
- Tommy Fleetwood +3300 for 1 unit
- Christian Bezuidenhout +3500 for 1 unit
- Bernd Wiesberger +4000 for 1 unit
- Robert Macintyre +5000 for 1 unit
Spooky's Scottish Open Golfers
- Justin Thomas +1900
- Andrew Johnson +9000
- Lee Westwood +9500