I’m overseas now and seeing some Sky coverage, but for those in the U.S. the Scottish Open accelerates the run-up to The Open. This year from the Renaissance Club, where architect Tom Doak and Sam Torrance are scheduled to make booth visits today.
Martin Dempster sets the table for The Scotsman, where the focus is understandably on Rory McIlroy. He’s kind of big over here in Ireland too, just based on the 14 questions I’ve gotten at customs, the taxi, the bartender, the…
Anyway, your Golf Channel Scottish Open coverage details that include network coverage on NBC during the weekend…
Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open
Dates: July 11-14
Venue: The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern)
Saturday 12:30-3 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 12:30-3 p.m. (Live)
New venue: The Renaissance Club is hosting the event for the first time, and also will stage next month’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open.
Final opportunity to earn a spot in The 148TH Open: The event will present the final opportunity (for those not already in the field) to gain entry into next week’s 148TH Open. The top-three finishers inside the top-10 (not already qualified) will earn a spot into the field.
Stone defends: Brandon Stone finished four shots ahead of Eddie Pepperell to claim his third European Tour victory.
Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Kisner, Graeme McDowell, Si Woo Kim, Martin Kaymer, Matt Wallace, Henrik Stenson and Ernie Els.
NBC Sports Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Rich Lerner
Analyst: David Feherty
Tower: Curt Byrum / Tom Abbott / Matt Adams
On-Course: Jim “Bones” Mackay / Warren Humphreys
Interviews: Damon Hack