Colin Morikawa, who burst onto the world stage with a maiden Major Championship victory at the 2020 US PGA Championship, and World Number Four and four-time PGA Tour winner Schauffele, who finished third at The Masters last month, are set to make their debuts at Scotland’s National Open.
He said: "I’m excited to play in Scotland for the first time. I’m looking forward to making my debut in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and playing in the Home of Golf. I’ve heard a lot about the tournament, and it will be a lot of fun to tee it up on the European Tour again."
Three of the world’s highest ranked players have confirmed their participation in the 2021 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, with American stars Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele set to tee it up alongside multiple Rolex Series winner Tyrrell Hatton at the Renaissance Club from July 8-11, 2021.
They will be joined by World Number Eight Hatton as the Englishman goes in search of a record fifth Rolex Series title and his second this season, following his success at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January. Morikawa and Schauffele will bid to follow in the footsteps of compatriots Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson by finding success in Scotland, the Home of Golf, as the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open once again takes its place in the week before The Open at Royal St George’s.
Hideki Matsuyama expressed also on the Masters
Hideki Matsuyama wins the Augusta Masters as the first Japanese to win a Major. He got the green jacket of the 85th edition of the US tournament, finishing at -10 on the course of the Augusta National Golf Club, in Georgia.
The Japanese beat the American Will Zalatoris by one stroke and the other two Americans Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth by three, winning his sixth Pga Tour title. The Japanese initially decided not to go to Georgia to play the tournament of champions despite an invitation for winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
But it was his staff and his family who changed his mind. He said: "I am really happy and I hope with this victory to become a pioneer of the growth of Japanese golf. It is really exciting to know that so many people have cheered for me and the wish is that so many young people can follow.
my footsteps." "It was wonderful. As the Coronavirus continues to rage, your result moved our hearts and gave us courage." Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan, also wanted to congratulate Matsuyama.