This week marks the start of the SSE Scottish Senior Open at Fairmont St Andrews, with many Ryder Cup legends aiming to take Santiago Luna’s crown as champion.
Fairmont St Andrews has held the event a record six times but, this time around, Welshman Ian Woosnam is hoping to make his own little bit of history.
Having won the Scottish Open a record three times, the 56-year-old needs a win this week to be the first player since Barry Lane to complete the Scottish Open and Senior Scottish Open double.
Having gone close in 2012, where the 1991 Masters champions finished fourth, Woosnam is hoping this year will be the year he gets his hands on the trophy.
“I have always enjoyed playing in Scotland and I really look forward to this event each year,” said the four-time Senior Tour winner.
"Scotland’s golf fans who have always been very kind to me in the past." - Ian Woosnam
“The Torrance course at Fairmont is a good test and the fact that it’s in the home of golf makes it even more special. Each year, the competition gets tougher but I still have the appetite and the desire to win on the European Senior Tour. A victory at the SSE Scottish Senior Open would be a real achievement.”
As Woosnam battles the St Andrews links to try and capture his maiden SSE Scottish Senior Open title, he hopes the home crowd can get behind him.
“I am looking forward to playing once again in front of Scotland’s golf fans who have always been very kind to me in the past,” said the 2006 Ryder Cup winning captain.
“Maybe this year I will be able to put my name on the trophy of this illustrious event.”
SSE Scottish Senior Open :: Who’s playing
This year’s SSE Scottish Senior Open, fittingly, has a Ryder Cup feel to it, with former European Ryder Cup captains Sam Torrance – the designer of the course – and Mark James competing, as well as this year’s European vice captain Des Smyth.
Barry Lane, winner of the event in 2010 and ’11 will be also be at Fairmont trying to make it a hat-trick of wins, while Santiago Luna returns to defend his trophy.