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    So the Irish Open has moved to a week before the Scottish and two weeks before the Open. Hmmmmmm. Players don’t like playing 3 weeks on the trot so if Rory can drag the big names to ireland then I worry what sort of field the Scottish Open will be able to produce next year. Big names and attendances were down this year, more of the same next year??

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    Tbf the crowds were low at Castle Stuart because 2 main things, the location and the weather. With Dundonald a 45 minute drive from Glasgow if that I’d say without much effort crowds will get back to what they were which was 60k plus I think.

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    I think this is a fantastic move for links golf particularly if Irish open is on a links course as like Scotland it gets moved around. You need to remember when visitors to the Open come to the United Kingdom or British Isles, many come and watch both events, there will be a few quite happy to check in to Ireland on route if this stays. As for who Rory brings, in my opinion other than Rikki Fowler how many other big names has it attracted  consistently since his involvement, minimal if you ask me. I hope Aberdeen asset continue to show case Scotlands best links courses for the Scottish Open ,its a fabulous move for tourism and the local economies involved each year. Any move where visitors get to see hidden gem courses away from the elite who are sucking money away from the general golf community is a good move in my opinion.

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    I agree lots of visitors come for more than just the Open, but the move of the Irish will affect the field. It wasn’t that great this year but thats down to how far away inverness is. i couldn’t be bothered going this year….and I hate castle Stuart.

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    Any move where visitors get to see hidden gem courses away from the elite who are sucking money away from the general golf community is a good move in my opinion.

    Explain….

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    Cant help but agree @jim5050 . For all it may be a good thing for the players/tour that the events are in a three week span, I think players will be picking and choosing between the Irish or Scottish so might rule out likes of GMac, Harrington and whichever other big names Rory may persuade to play in Ireland

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    Both Scottish and Irish Opens in this new European Tour series… Prize funds increase can only be seen as a boost as it should get stronger fields but as i said months ago, can’t help but feel players will be choosing one or the other… FIngers crossed it’s the Scottish

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    If the Irish Open hadnt been moved, this new thing with the increase in money wouldve been massive for the Scottish Open.

    With the events back to back now though I’m not so sure itll have much of an effect.

    You’d think Rory will use everything in his power to insure the Irish is better than the Scottish

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