The rolling links of Royal Aberdeen on Scotland’s northeast coast is attracting the superstars of the game. But what can fans of the European Tour expect from the undulating historic links this week?
Many players already are quick to heap praise on the setup and condition of the course. For years players were keen to play links golf the week before the British Open and they got their wish with the links hybrid of Castle Stuart. This allowed Phil Mickelson, a long term supporter of the Scottish Open to win back to back tournaments helping bring a landslide of US based players such as Rory Mcllroy, Ricky Fowler and Ian Poulter creating the strongest field on the European Tour all year.
The course will play tight and be a refreshing change as players will require to hit longer irons into greens. The unfriendly nature of the course will have players only hitting driver when absolutely required when playing into the wind. The greens are well guarded by bunkers and the fantastic architecture will have the all round player winning this week, not the man made of muscle.
With the weather set to blow off the north sea all week buckle up as the field fight round a true championship Scottish links in perfect preparation for the British Open at Hoylake.