Change of location for Scottish Open



2010 Scottish Open winner Edoardo Molinari

2010 Scottish Open winner Edoardo Molinari

After 15 years in the picturesque setting of Loch Lomond the Scottish Open, which has become one of the most prestigious events of the European Tour, will be moved to the equally picturesque course of Castle Stuart, which can be found not a stone’s throw from Inverness.

The event, which in recent years has attracted some of the biggest names in golf from across the world, has taken place the week prior to the Open. This has led to many a golfer making the trip to Scotland to find some form playing in Scotland in a hope that it will continue through to Britain’s only major tournament.

Furthermore, it is also the last port of call for any player who has not yet qualified for the Open to find a place in the field, as the winner of the event gains a place amongst the field at the Open the next week. Players to capitalise on this in recent years include Thomas Levet, Tim Clark, and last year’s winner Edoardo Molinari.

The event has been held every year since 1986 after first being played in 1972, and it is sure to be a strong field again this year as the event looks to take place at Castle Stuart from 7 July until 10 July.

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After 15 years in the picturesque setting of Loch Lomond the Scottish Open, which has become one of the most prestigious events of the European Tour, will be moved to the equally picturesque course of Castle Stuart, which can be found not a stone’s throw from Inverness.

The event, which in recent years has attracted some of the biggest names in golf from across the world, has taken place the week prior to the Open. This has led to many a golfer making the trip to Scotland to find some form playing in Scotland in a hope that it will continue through to Britain’s only major tournament.

Furthermore, it is also the last port of call for any player who has not yet qualified for the Open to find a place in the field, as the winner of the event gains a place amongst the field at the Open the next week. Players to capitalise on this in recent years include Thomas Levet, Tim Clark, and last year’s winner Edoardo Molinari.

The event has been held every year since 1986 after first being played in 1972, and it is sure to be a strong field again this year as the event looks to take place at C

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