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Stenson in AAM Scottish Open field

Return to Scotland for Open champion

Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson (Getty)

Open Champion Henrik Stenson will make his first appearance on Scottish soil since securing the greatest victory of his career when he tees it up at the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Dundonald Links from July 13 – 16.

Stenson has a special affinity for Scotland after breaking a plethora of long-standing records to win his first Major at Royal Troon last summer.

The Swede will return to the Ayrshire coast – just six miles from the scene of that memorable victory – for his tenth Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open appearance as the tournament once more assumes prime position in the week before The Open Championship.

This year Scotland’s national open will also be the third event in the European Tour’s new Rolex Series, a premium category of tournaments each with a minimum prize fund of US$7million.

Scottish golf fans will be hoping that Stenson will bring his 2016 Open Championship form to Dundonald after his unforgettable battle with five-time Major winner Phil Mickelson at Royal Troon.

Stenson went toe-to-toe with the American in a thrilling final round, carding a 63 to equal the lowest round in Major history and also set the lowest aggregate score ever recorded in a Major.

“I’m looking forward to coming back to Scotland and to playing at Dundonald, which is just down the road from Troon,” said Stenson.

“Obviously it is going to make it a special week for me at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. It’s a tournament which has helped me prepare really well for The Open and I’m looking forward to the new venue at Dundonald.

“Playing in the Scottish Open definitely helps to fine tune the links game.”

The Daily Business reported last week how the 2017 AAM Scottish Open field will have one of its strongest ever home line-ups with Stephen Gallacher, Marc Warren, Russell Knox, David Drysdale, Paul Lawrie and Richie Ramsay all competing at Dundonald Links.

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