Bernd Wiesberger will be joined by a field which includes seven Major Champions, more than 20 former Ryder Cup players, and a host of homegrown stars, when he defends his Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open title at The Renaissance Club from October 1-4.
Joining the Austrian, who won two Rolex Series events in 2019, will be the reigning Open Champion Shane Lowry, double Major winner Martin Kaymer, 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and 2016 Masters Champion Danny Willett.
Former Race to Dubai winner Tommy Fleetwood will also tee it up alongside fellow Ryder Cup heroes Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, while the 2021 Ryder Cup Captain and three-time Major winner, Padraig Harrington, and victorious 2018 Captain, Thomas Bjørn, will also be in the field at the East Lothian venue.
The 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie is amongst a strong Scottish contingent that includes the current highest ranked home favourite in the Official World Golf Ranking, Robert Macintyre, the leading Scot in the field from the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, David Drysdale, and four-time European Tour winners Stephen Gallacher and Marc Warren, the latter becoming the most recent Scottish winner with his triumph at the 2020 Austrian Open.
Amongst the players aiming to de-rail their bid to become the first Scottish winner of the event since Colin Montgomerie in 1999 are a host of European Tour winners, including five-time champion Matt Fitzpatrick, 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open winner Brandon Stone, and Frenchman Victor Perez, who claimed his first European Tour title in Scotland, the Home of Golf, at last season’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open will be the second Rolex Series event on the reshaped 2020 Race to Dubai, and the first since the resumption of the season. It takes place for the second consecutive year at The Renaissance Club - which was founded in 2008 and nestles on 300 picturesque acres along the Firth of Forth.
The event will also be played in front of a limited number of spectators as the European Tour trials the return of fans to its events, with all revenue from ticket sales to be donated to Official Charity Partner SAMH, Scotland’s national mental health charity.
The controlled return of a strictly limited number of spectators follows the European Tour’s policy of playing events behind closed doors since the full resumption of the season in August, and will see the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open join a series of pilot sporting and cultural events being considered in Scotland, to help support the return of fans when it is safe to do so.
The 650 spectators per day on the weekend will be limited to daily general access ticket holders from Edinburgh and the Lothians. All previous ticket purchasers have been contacted to advise that their tickets will be automatically refunded, with those from Edinburgh and the Lothians given priority access to repurchase the limited number of tickets available under the new terms and conditions.