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Scotland’s highest ranked golfer Robert MacIntyre will have reigning European No.1 Lee Westwood and major champion Collin Morikawa for company in the opening two rounds of this week’s Scottish Open.

MacIntyre gets his bid for a second European Tour title underway alongside the duo at 8.10am from the tenth hole of The Renaissance Club on Thursday morning.

Morikawa is a familiar face to MacIntyre, the pair having played on opposing teams during the 2017 Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club.

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Going off ten minutes either side of MacIntyre’s group will be trios comprising newly-married Xander Schauffele, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood, and Billy Horschel, Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpatrick.

Elsewhere, all eyes will be on the 1pm start time on Thursday, where Rory McIlroy starts his Scottish Open title tilt alongside new US Open champion Jon Rahm and the world No.3 Justin Thomas. 

Martin Kaymer, Will Zalatoris and Ryder Cup hopeful Victor Perez tee off ten minutes later.

In addition to MacIntyre, cottish fans attending the tournament are spoilt for choice for home hopefuls to follow. Here’s a list of all the Scots in the field and their starting times on Thursday…

Marc Warren

7.50am, No.10, with Corey Conners & Wilco Nienaber

David Law

8.50am, No.10, with Eddie Pepperell & Antoine Rozner

David Drysdale

9am, No.10, with Rasmus Hojgaard & Branden Grace

Connor Syme

9.10am, No.10, with Renato Paratore & Adrian Otaegui

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Paul O’Hara

9.10am, No.1, with Alvaro Quiros & Justin Walters

Calum Hill

12.50pm, No.1, with Garrick Higgo & Sam Burns

Richie Ramsay

1.50pm, No.1, with Jimmy Walker & Justin Harding

Stephen Gallacher & Scott Jamieson

2pm, No.1, with Laurie Canter

Grant Forrest

2.10pm, No.1, with Sam Horsfield & Sami Valimaki

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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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