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Rory McIlroy is the latest star name to confirm his attendance at this year’s Genesis Scottish Open.

The four-time major champion will be returning to the Renaissance Club for the first time since 2021, after missing the co-sanctioned event between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour last year.

It will be McIlroy’s eighth appearance in Scotland’s national open, and the world No.3 will be hoping to build on his best finish of tie for 14th in 2014.

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The 34-year-old joins a list of players that includes defending champion Xander Schauffele, former Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.

After being announced this afternoon, McIlroy said:

“I’m pleased to be able to add the Genesis Scottish Open to my schedule again this season.

“The Scottish fans have always been very supportive of me and it would be great to win a title in the home of golf.”

McIlroy has sporadically played in the Scottish Open, often missing the competition to prepare for the Open Championship that follows.

His last appearance resulted in a missed cut in 2021 at the Renaissance Club, where he shot rounds of 70 and 71 over the Tom Doak designed course to miss the weekend rounds by two shots.

His best finish in the event came back in 2014 at Royal Aberdeen, where he finished tied for 14th. This led to his most recent Open Championship win, which came the following week at Royal Liverpool.

The Northern Irishman will be hoping for a repeat this year, as the final major of the year heads back to 2014’s venue in the west of England.

Tickets for the Genesis Scottish Open are available to purchase from here, with packages available throughout the week.


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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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