Rory McIlroy confirms participation in Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the Scottish Open that is set to take place at the Renaissance Club from 11 July.

The Northern Irishman will tee it up in Scotland in the event that will once again takes it’s traditional slot in the week before The Open Championship.

The four-time major winner clinched his 23rd worldwide title at The Players Championship in March and will have one eye on claiming a second Claret Jug and adding to a major collection which also includes the 2011 U.S. Open and the US PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014.

Now in his 13th consecutive season as a European Tour member, McIlroy will be making his sixth appearance at the Scottish Open and his first since 2017 at Dundonald Links.

The three-time Race to Dubai winner will contest the event on the East Lothian coastline known as Scotland’s Golf Coast for the first time.

McIlroy will be part of a world-class field, which also includes 2016 Open Champion Henrik Stenson, American Matt Kuchar, defending Scottish Open champion Brandon Stone of South Africa, and former world number one Lee Westwood.

This year the tournament will be played for the first time at The Renaissance Club – which was founded in 2008.