Scottish Open Winners and History

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Scottish Open Winners and History

Although it seems as though the Scottish Open would be one of the oldest championships in golf, it actually dates to just 1972.

The first Scottish Open was held at Downfield Golf Club. The first Scottish Open was Neil Coles. In 1973, it moved to St. Andrews.

Then it went on a twelve year hiatus.

When the Scottish Open made its appearance again, it was to replace the Glasgow Open on the European Tour calendar. In 1997, the Scottish Open again disappeared from the European Tour schedule, to be replaced by the Loch Lomond World Invitational, which had been launched the year before. In 2001, the Loch Lomond was renamed the Scottish Open and all previous playings of the Loch Lomond were renamed the “Scottish Open.”

Thus, as if that were not confusing enough, there were now two “Scottish Open” champions for 1996—a year in which both the Loch Lomond and the Scottish Open were played.

The Scottish Open was held at Loch Lomond until 2011, when the venue was changed to the Castle Stuart Golf Links. The move apparently was instigated by concerns that Loch Lomond was dissimilar to the links courses on which the Open Championship is played the following week and by financial difficulties suffered by Loch Lomond. The Scottish Open moved again, to Royal Aberdeen in 2014. In 2015, it was at Gullane, then returned to Castle Stuart in 2016. Since then, it hsa been at Dundonald, Gullane and Renaissance.

In 2022, the Scottish Open is cobranded with the PGA TOUR and sponsored by Genesis as the Genesis Scottish Open. It also has become the source of some controversy as members of LIV golf are excluded from participating.

A list of Scottish Open winners follows:

YearWinnerScoreTo parMargin of
Genesis Scottish Open
2023Rory McIlroy265−151 strokeRenaissance
2022Xander Schauffele273−71 strokeRenaissance
Aberdeen Scottish Open
2021Min Woo Lee266−18PlayoffRenaissance
Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open
2020Aaron Rai273−11PlayoffRenaissance
2019Bernd Wiesberger262−22PlayoffRenaissance
2018Brandon Stone260−204 strokesGullane
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
2017Rafa Cabrera-Bello275−13PlayoffDundonald
2016Alex Norén274−141 strokeCastle Stuart
2015Rickie Fowler268−121 strokeGullane
2014Justin Rose268−162 strokesRoyal Aberdeen
2013Phil Mickelson271−17PlayoffCastle Stuart
2012Jeev Milkha Singh271−17PlayoffCastle Stuart
Barclays Scottish Open
2011Luke Donald197[c]−194 strokesCastle Stuart
2010Edoardo Molinari272−123 strokesLoch Lomond
2009Martin Kaymer269−152 strokesLoch Lomond
2008Graeme McDowell271−132 strokesLoch Lomond
2007Grégory Havret272−14PlayoffLoch Lomond
2006Johan Edfors271−132 strokesLoch Lomond
2005Tim Clark265−192 strokesLoch Lomond
2004Thomas Levet269−151 strokeLoch Lomond
2003Ernie Els (2)267−175 strokesLoch Lomond
2002Eduardo Romero273−11PlayoffLoch Lomond
Scottish Open
2001Retief Goosen268−163 strokesLoch Lomond
Standard Live Loch Lomond Scottish Open
2000Ernie Els273−111 strokeLoch Lomond
1999Colin Montgomerie268−163 strokesLoch Lomond
1998Lee Westwood276−84 strokesLoch Lomond
Gulfstream Loch Lomond World Invitational
1997Tom Lehman265−195 strokesLoch Lomond
Loch Lomond World Invitational
1996Thomas Bjørn277−71 strokeLoch Lomond
Scottish Open
1996Ian Woosnam (3)28914 strokesCarnoustie
1995Wayne Riley276−122 strokesCarnoustie
Bell’s Scottish Open
1994Carl Mason265−151 strokeGleneagles
(King’s Course)
1993Jesper Parnevik271−95 strokesGleneagles
(King’s Course)
1992Peter O’Malley262−182 strokesGleneagles
(King’s Course)
1991Craig Parry268−121 strokeGleneagles
(King’s Course)
1990Ian Woosnam (2)269−154 strokesGleneagles
(King’s Course)
1989Michael Allen272−82 strokesGleneagles
(King’s Course)
1988Barry Lane271−133 strokesGleneagles
(King’s Course)
1987Ian Woosnam264−207 strokesGleneagles
(King’s Course)
1986David Feherty270−14PlayoffHaggs Castle
1974 – 1985: No Tournament
Sunbeam Electric Scottish Open
1973Graham Marsh286−26 strokesSt Andrews
1972Neil Coles283−5PlayoffDownfield
No Tournament of that name 1937 – 1971
Penfold Scottish Open
1936Jimmy Adams287Playoff
Scottish Open Championship
1935Percy Alliss2734 strokes

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