Players to watch at the Scottish Open

Another major championship in professional golf, the last in 2022, is just around the corner: the British Open will take place next week at the Old Course in St. Louis. Andrews. With Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson expected on the field, along with other big names, the quest to win the claret pitcher should be quite a spectacle.

However, first this week Genesis Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland. The Starfield Tournament – 14 of the top 15 golfers in the world – is also likely to leave some lasting memories.

Here are five players to keep an eye on.

It will be interesting to see what happens from now on with Fitzpatrickwho won the US Open last month and took his first PGA Tour win.

Will the 27-year-old Fitzpatrick follow the path of Danny Willett, another major champion from England – the 2016 Masters – who hasn’t won in the United States since? Willett registered three wins on the European tour.

Or will he be more like one of the great players, Nick Faldo, also from England, who has six majors on his resume?

Fitzpatrick has the talent to be a factor for years. His approach from the bunker to the street. 18 at the Open, which happened to be 18 feet from the hole, was as steep as it gets. It is ranked No. 1 of 10 in the world.

Halfway to the Open Morikawa, still only 25 appeared to be heading towards a possible third major crown in three years. He won the 2020 PGA Championship and the 2021 UK Open.

This was followed by seven over 77s in the third round on Saturday, featuring two double ghosts and four ghosts.

After such a failure on such a grand stage, some players might not have been able to do their best the next day.

This was not the case with Morikawa. He recovered with a four under 66 score, his second in a week, and finished fifth. Morikawa took second place. 4, tied for 71st at last year’s Scottish Open.

With all the attention given to Scotty Sheffler this season, it’s easy to overlook what Burns has accomplished: three wins and eight top-10 finishes in 19 starts. One of Scheffler’s wins came in May at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas.

burns, The 25-year-old, who finished 18th at the Renaissance Club in 2021, is picking up his share of birdies (4.40 per round) and is ranked seventh among players on the tour. Although his accuracy from the tee is not very impressive – he is ranked 134th in this category – this does not seem to set him back, as he is ranked 14th on the green in the regulations. He is in ninth place.

The 28-year-old Schauffele had been waiting for a long time when he broke through two weeks ago on Traveler Championship in Connecticut. It has been over three years since he competed in the PGA Tour individual event, Sentry Tournament of Champions 2019 in Hawaii. Perhaps now he will come into view.

Schaufele, who took second place. 11 does not seem to have any major drawbacks. He averages about 305 yards from the tee, tied for 12th on the green in the regulations, and second in sand save percentage. If there is one aspect of his game that he could improve, it would be converting more putts from 15 feet or more.

Ram, ex No. 1, in recent months, not so often argued. With his immense talent, that could change at any moment.

Although he won the Mexico Open two months ago, he failed to play a major role in the Masters, finishing 27th, and in the PGA, finishing 48th. At the US Open, where he was the reigning champion, Ram still hunted before Sunday but scored four over 74 and finished 12th.

No. 3, 27-year-old Ram competed in his first Scottish Open in 2021. He finished in seventh place, just two shots behind.