Cape Town - The reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed has confirmed he will return to
Scotland for the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, from July 12-15.
current Race to Dubai Rankings leader, who triumphed at
Augusta National to secure his first Major Championship in April, will make his
third consecutive appearance at Scotland's national open.
No 11 Reed will now return to Scotland, for his third
appearance on the European Tour's Rolex Series, a premium category of
tournaments on the Race to Dubai, each with a minimum prize fund of $7million.
2014 Reed became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championships event at the
WGC-Cadillac Championship, going on to make his first appearance in the Ryder
Cup later that year, before he famously defeated Rory McIlroy in the Sunday
singles at Hazeltine National in 2016 as the United States won the coveted
trophy for the first time in eight years.
then secured his first Major title in April after holding off late charges from
compatriots Rickie Fowler - who secured the Scottish Open title at Gullane in
2015 - and Jordan Spieth to don the famous green jacket.
place in its usual slot in the week before the Open Championship at Carnoustie,
the Scottish Open will provide Reed an ideal opportunity to hone his links game
before the third Major of the 2018 season.
"I'm excited to add the Scottish Open to my
schedule again. It is always played on some fantastic links courses, and
provides a true test ahead of the Open," said Reed.
will be the third year in a row that I have played this event and I always
enjoy it, so I'm looking forward to getting to Gullane in July."