Rickie Fowler is relishing his return to the Scottish Open to fine-tune his preparations for the Open Championship. The 30-year-old will join a stellar line-up at Renaissance Club from July 11-14, with fellow American stars Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker all set to tee it up on the Scottish coast.
Add to that the likes of Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson and it seems as though the fans will be in for a real treat in North Berwick. Fowler has tasted success before north of the border, winning the Scottish Open in 2015 when it was played at Gullane.
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The Californian has always played well in Scotland and cannot wait to get a taste of links golf so close to the fourth major of the year. “I’m looking forward to returning to Scotland for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open,” he said.
“I have great memories from this tournament, particularly of my win at Gullane in 2015 and, with fantastic courses and knowledgeable fans, I’m always excited to play. “It’s a fun week but it gives the tournament extra edge to have The Open the following week. I know that a lot of players have won The Open after playing in Scotland, so it’s good preparation as well as being a great week of competition in itself.”