RORY McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, with the four-time Major champion bringing further star power to The Renaissance Club, in North Berwick, in July.
The former World No. 1 will tee it up in Scotland, the Home of Golf, as the third event in the 2019 Rolex Series once again takes its traditional slot in the week before The Open.
The Northern Irishman clinched his 23rd worldwide title at The Players Championship in March and will tee it up at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open with one eye on claiming a second Claret Jug – and adding to a Major collection which also includes the 2011 US Open and the USPGA Championship in 2012 and 2014.
With his 2014 victory at Royal Liverpool, McIlroy became one of six of the last nine winners of The Open who prepared for their Major triumph by taking part in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open the previous week.
He is joined in that illustrious group by Ryder Cup team mate Henrik Stenson, who lifted the Claret Jug at Royal Troon in 2016 and will also be part of a stellar field at The Renaissance Club this summer.
Now in his 13th consecutive season as a European Tour member, McIlroy is making his sixth appearance at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and his first since 2017 at Dundonald Links.
The three-time Race to Dubai winner will contest the event on the world-famous stretch of East Lothian coastline known as Scotland’s Golf Coast for the first time, from July 11-14.
McIlroy will be part of a world-class field, which also includes the 2016 Open Champion Stenson, American star Matt Kuchar, defending Scottish Open champion Brandon Stone, from South Africa, and his fellow Rolex Series winners – local favourite Russell Knox and former World No. 1 Lee Westwood.
This year the tournament will be played for the first time at The Renaissance Club – which was founded in 2008 and nestles on 300 picturesque acres along the Firth of Forth and bordering Muirfield – when it takes its place as the third event in the 2019 Rolex Series, the premium category of tournaments on the Race to Dubai, each with a minimum prize fund of $7million.
It will once again be followed by the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, which will be played over the same course, from August 8-11.
The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open offers a day out for all the family, with food and drink outlets in the championship village as well as retail outlets and entertainment for all ages on site.
Fans can buy tickets to see some of the world’s best golfers – including official hospitality packages – at www.asiscottishopen.com