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.
The 2021 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open takes place at The Renaissance Club from 8-11 July, in a return to its regular spot in the calendar ahead of The Open Championship.
Catriona Matthew OBE
Catriona Matthew has been one of the leading golfers on the world stage for over a decade. Her outstanding amateur record laid the foundation for a successful professional career and she has since competed at the highest level all around the world.
Among Catriona’s many professional titles are the 2009 Women’s British Open and the 2011 & 2013 Ladies Scottish Opens’. She has also been part of 10 Solheim Cup teams in her illustrious career, 9 as a player and 1 as the winning captain at Gleneagles in 2019. Catriona has since been given the chance to retain the Solheim Cup, captaining Europe for the second time in a row in 2021.
In 2019, Catriona was honoured with an OBE in the New Year Honours list for her services to golf, 10 years after becoming an MBE.