Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, United Kingdom - Scotland 11 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Justin Thomas  (Getty Images)
Justin Thomas (Getty Images)

Justin Thomas is determined to solve the conundrum of links golf when he makes his debut at this week's Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

The American is teeing up at his second Rolex Series event after finishing in the top ten at last season's Open de France but the former World Number One has yet to show that prowess on links.

He made his European Tour debut at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship six years ago but did not make it to Sunday and has missed the cut at The Open Championship in the past two seasons.

Despite those setbacks, Thomas Insists he enjoys links golf and is relishing the test posed at The Renaissance Club this week.

“I love it. I really, really do love it," he said. “If I could play one golf course every day for the rest of my life it would probably be a links golf course over here because it can play so different every single day and every week.

“That part is enjoyable and you have to hit so many different kind of shots and you have to have a lot of imagination. But that being said I haven’t been very successful on links golf, for as much as I do enjoy it and feel that I can play it well.

“I just obviously haven’t figured it out totally. So this is why we felt like it was the best decision to come to the Scottish Open and to get at least one more tournament under our belt before next week."

Thomas' fellow American and Ryder Cup team-mate Rickie Fowler has enjoyed more success at links golf, winning this title in 2015.

Both Thomas and Fowler have played nearby North Berwick Golf Club in preparation for this week and Fowler is once again enjoying his time in Scotland.

"I always enjoy being over here," he said. "I love playing links golf and especially on days like yesterday when there's a little bit of weather and you can just go out and push the bag around, have a little fun.

"I get a lot of local support, which I definitely appreciate. I think they can see how much I love not just the game of golf but links golf and being over here, choosing to play here the week before The Open. This is always a fun week for us."

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