Tour may reschedule

Blow for Renaissance Club as Scottish Open postponed

Off: Scottish Open (pic: SNS Group)

The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open may be rescheduled by the European Tour after being postponed due to coronavirus.

The news had been widely expected in the wake of the pandemic, though the Tour remains open to staging the Rolex Series event at The Renaissance Club near North Berwick as part of its rescheduled calendar.

The tournament was due to be played at the East Lothian course for the second year running from 9-12 July.

The Scottish Open is among three European Tour events to be called off, along with the BMW International Open in Germany (June 25-28) and the Open de France (July 2-5).

Keith Pelley, European Tour chief executive, said: “The decision to cancel the BMW International Open, which has been a cornerstone of the European Tour calendar for three decades, and the Open de France, one of our most historic national Opens was made in consultation with our long-term partner BMW and the French Golf Federation respectively with public health and well-being the absolute priority for all of us.

“Both Germany and France have been significantly impacted by Coronavirus, and our thoughts go out to everyone affected in both countries, as well as elsewhere around the world.

“In consultation with Aberdeen Standard Investments, VisitScotland and Rolex, we have also decided to postpone the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, which is part of our prestigious Rolex Series.

“Discussions about the possibility of rescheduling this event will continue as we look at a variety of different scenarios for our schedule for when it is safe and permitted to resume playing.

“We will only announce details of these plans when we have clarity on the global situation.”

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