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.
Over the years, the Aberdeen Standard Investments has seen an illustrious list of champions claim the coveted title. These include Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and Alex Noren to name a few.
In 2019, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open was won by Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, who secured his sixth European Tour title by beating Benjamin Hebert in a play-off at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian.
In 2020, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open was rescheduled to a later date of 1-4 October, due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The eventual champion was Englishman Aaron Rai, who needed only one playoff hole to beat compatriot Tommy Fleetwood and win his second European Tour title in dramatic fashion.
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. 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 2020, the Ladies Scottish Open was played ‘behind closed doors’ at The Renaissance Club and was won by American, Stacy Lewis in a four-way playoff. Previous winners include M.J.Hur, Ariya Jutanugarn, Mi Hyang Lee, Isabelle Boineau, Rebecca Artis, Trish Johnson and Aberdeen Standard Investments’ ambassador, Catriona Matthew who is a double winner.
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.