ASI Scottish Open released some importand updates about the 2021 edition, especially concercing the presence of the crowd. The tournament said in a statements: " "We are cautiously optimistic about the return of some fans to our events later this year when it is safe to do so.
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ASI Scottish Open released some importand updates about the 2021 edition, especially concercing the presence of the crowd.
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The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open is a professional golf tournament in Scotland, and is one of eight tournaments that are part of the Rolex Series, which identifies it as one of the European Tour's premier events.
It has been played on various courses, but in recent years it has been played on a links course, appealing to players who wish to gain experience before the Open, which takes place in the following week. Since 1987 it has, together with John Deere Classic, been the last chance to qualify for The Open.
It has been part of the Open Qualifying Series since that series started in 2014. The leading 3 players (4 in 2016) not already qualified, have received an entry to the Open. Before 2014 there was generally an exemption category so that the leading player or players, not already qualified, could play in the Open.
The Scottish Open became a Rolex Series event in 2017 (when the series was inaugurated), which meant the prize fund was increased to $7 million. In 2011 it was held at Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness, due to the financial difficulties being suffered by Loch Lomond.
Play was reduced to 54 holes (three rounds) in the tournament due to heavy rain, which caused flooding and landslides. Aberdeen Asset Management took over sponsorship in 2012, but the event remained at Castle Stuart in 2012 and 2013 before moving to Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in 2014.
It was played at Gullane Golf Club in 2015 and at Castle Stuart Golf Links in 2016. In 2016, the attendance figures at Castle Stuart were disappointing, with a reduction of more than 20,000 to 41,809 over the four tournament days.
In 2017 it was held in Ayrshire, for the first time in its current guise, at Dundonald Links. It was played at Gullane again in 2018 and will be played at the nearby Renaissance Club in 2019 and 2020.