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The European Tour has today announced a new date for the 2020 Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian.

Originally scheduled for July 9-12, the tournament was moved in May to October 8-11. However, with the postponement of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – which had been slated for October 1-4 – the Scottish Open has been brought forward by a week to fill that gap.

The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth has also been brought forward seven days, moving into the October slot vacated by the Scottish Open.

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The two events follow the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Northern Ireland, which takes place from September 24-27.

It also establishes the second ‘UK Swing’ of the year on the European Tour following the current six-event run, which reaches its conclusion at The Belfry next week. It also continues the tour’s strategy of staging consecutive tournaments in geographical clusters wherever possible. 

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The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and the BMW PGA Championship will be subject to the European Tour’s health strategy based on respective government guidelines in Scotland and in England. Further updates on all aspects of the tournaments will be made in due course.

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Bernd Wiesberger is expected to try to defend the title he won in dramatic fashion at The Renaissance last year. There is no further update on who may or may not be taking part. 

Find out more

For more information on golf in Scotland, log-on to visitscotland.com/golf or click here to read a digital copy of the Official Guide To Golf In Scotland, a comprehensive guide to playing in the cradle in the game.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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