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The Genesis Scottish Open has received a fresh injection of star-power with three more big names confirmed to take part.

The event, set to be staged at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian from July 11-14, will once again be co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and PGA Tour, continuing a relationship that began in 2022.

Rory McIlroy has already confirmed that he’ll return to defend the title he won last summer, with Justin Rose, Matt Fitzpatrick and Justin Thomas amongst the others to have committed early.

Now, three more of Europe’s Ryder Cup-winning team of 2023 have announced that they, too, will be taking part.

Ludvig Aberg, Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland will all be in the field for the $9million Rolex Series event.

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Aberg returns to Scotland’s national open in a rich vein of form following a runner- up finish on his major debut at the Masters last month

The Swede teed it up at the Renaissance for the first time amid a remarkable 2023 season, in which he claimed maiden wins on the DP World Tour and PGA Tour either side of his history-making Ryder Cup appearance in Italy.

“I’ve had a memorable year since I last played this event, and I’m aiming to keep that form going into the summer in Scotland,” said Aberg. “The Rolex Series tournaments are always special to play in, and I’m looking forward to getting back to Renaissance Club and playing in front of the Scottish fans.”

Hovland, who partnered Aberg to a 9&7 win over Scottish Scheffler and Brooks Koepka during the Ryder Cup, ended 2023 in stunning fashion, becoming the fifth international player to win the FedEx Cup after claiming the BMW Championship and Tour Championship in back-to-back weeks.

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The 26-year-old now has two DP World Tour wins and six on the PGA Tour, and returns to Scotland seeking a second Rolex Series victory to add to his triumph in Dubai in 2022.

“I’ve played the Genesis Scottish Open a couple of times now and it’s always a fun week,” said Hovland. “It’s a great time to have the DP World Tour and PGA Tour guys coming together in the week before the Open.”

Fleetwood, who enjoyed a second Ryder Cup triumph alongside Aberg and Hovland in Rome, claimed his seventh DP World Tour title at the Dubai Invitational in January. He continued that form into the first major of the year, finishing tied third at Augusta National.

The former European No.1 will return to East Lothian seeking to go one better than his second-place finish in 2020.

“I’ve come close a couple of times in recent years, and I would love to win my second title of the season at the Genesis Scottish Open,” he said. “The tournament makes up a great two weeks, coming in the week before The Open, and I’m looking forward to back-to-back events in Scotland this July.”

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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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