The Solheim Cup
Aberdeen Standard Investments is the title sponsor of both the Men’s and Ladies Scottish Opens and our Global Partnership with The 2019 Solheim Cup further demonstrates a commitment to equality. The Solheim Cup is the pinnacle of women’s golf with the best players from Europe and the USA going head-to-head in match play format. Our partnership with the 16th edition of the event provides us with the unique opportunity to host our annual Diversity Summit at Gleneagles during the week.
Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open
In 2012 we began sponsoring Scotland’s national Open, that of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open. Played the week before The Open Championship, the Scottish Open regularly attracts one of the strongest fields on the European Tour calendar. It is proven as the perfect warmup for the Open, many of the recent Open champions having teed it up at the Scottish Open the week before. In 2017, it became part of the European Tour’s Rolex Series with a prize fund of US$7m, raising the event to a new level and further boosting the strength of the player field.
Aberdeen Standard Investments has been a loyal supporter of Scottish golf for over 15 years and the Scottish Open is the jewel in our crown. As a global asset manager with offices in over 50 countries worldwide, the international reach of the tournament remains a big part of its attraction. The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open was the first European Tour event (outside of Major and World Golf Championships) to be shown live on US Network TV on NBC.
Gullane Golf Club staged the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open for the second time in the clubs history, having hosted for Rickie Fowler’s victory in 2015. This time round it was the turn of Brandon Stone ,who’s four-shot victory gave the South African the third professional title of his career.
The 2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open will take place at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian from 11-14 July.
Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open
Our long-standing title sponsorship of the Ladies Scottish Open since 2008 demonstrates our strong commitment to Ladies golf. The event is an integral part of the female golfing calendar, and in November 2016 we announced that the Ladies Scottish Open is to become a co-sanctioned event between the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA, from 2017 onwards.
With a full 156-strong player field, a prize fund of US$1.5m and played on the same course as the men’s Scottish Open, the enhanced 72-hole Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open sits on both the LET and LPGA schedules and underlines Scotland’s commitment to growing women’s golf as it looks towards hosting The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. It also draws on the strong support of Aberdeen Standard Investments across all levels of the game, giving equal prominence to both men and women whilst helping to ensure live footage from both the men’s and ladies Scottish Open’s is beamed to golf fans around the globe.
In 2018, the Ladies Scottish Open was played at Gullane Golf Club and attracted 10 of the world’s top 15 players, was won by Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn who became World No 1 following her victory. Previous winners include Mi Hyang Lee, Isabelle Boineau, Rebecca Artis, Trish Johnson and Aberdeen ambassador, Catriona Matthew who is a double winner.
For the past two years the Ladies Scottish Open took place the week before the Women’s British Open, the back-to-back stretch of events echoes the successful strategy employed by the men’s Scottish Open taking place the week before The Open – an approach proven to be a competitive advantage for those players competing in both championships. The 2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open will take place at The Renaissance Club from 5-11 August.
The stable of Aberdeen Standard Investments brand ambassadors show our commitment to golfing talent, from those at the very top of their game to the young faces who represent the future of the sport in Scotland.
Scottish Golf, the governing body for golf in Scotland, represents 585 affiliated golf clubs across the country and boasts the largest membership of any sport in Scotland.