Jul 7th, 2021
MacIntyre ready for abrdn Scottish Open
Scotland's number one is part of very strong field
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The 24-year-old, currently ranked 51st on the Official World Golf Ranking, is part of the strongest field ever to assemble at Scotland's national open, with World Number One Jon Rahm amongst five players from the top ten and 19 of the top 50 players in the OWGR in the field at Renaissance Club.
“It's going to be good there's going to be crowds. So I mean, as we always talk about, you're in Scotland. There's not going to be many of them against you," said MacIntyre.
"Everyone's going to be trying to support you, or the majority of them are going to support you and what you're doing. So you've just got to do that."
MacIntyre will tee it up alongside reigning Race to Dubai Number One Lee Westwood and 2020 US PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa for the first two rounds of the abrdn Scottish Open at Renaissance Club on Scotland’s Golf Coast.
MacIntyre has history with Morikawa as the pair were on opposing teams at the 2017 Walker Cup, with America defeating Great Britain & Ireland 19-7 at Los Angeles Country Club. World Number nineteen Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris, runner-up at the Masters earlier this year, both played in that Walker Cup, and are also in this week’s world-class international field.
The abrdn Scottish Open also marks Morikawa’s first appearance as a professional on European soil, with the World Number Four making his final preparations for next week’s Open Championship, while World Number Five Xander Schauffele is playing in Scotland for the first time since his runner-up finish at The Open at Carnoustie in 2018.