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Bernd Wiesberger can set a mark at Scottish Open

In 37 years of Scotland’s national open, no player has won back-to-back titles, but the Austrian could become the first this week

0: Number of players to win consecutive Scottish Open titles in the 37-year history of the European Tour event. Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger will attempt to become the first when the 38th edition of the Scottish Open tees off Thursday at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick. Wiesberger will be one of seven former Scottish Open winners in the field, joining Brandon Stone (2018), Edoardo Molinari (2010), Martin Kaymer (2009), Graeme McDowell (2008), Lee Westwood (1998) and Thomas Bjorn (1996). Also competing will be Edinburgh’s Neil Fenwick, who will be making his first European Tour start after earning a place through the Tartan Tour, the development tour started this summer by Scotland’s Paul Lawrie, the 1999 British Open champion, to help young Scottish professionals continue to compete through the COVID-19 pandemic. The $7 million Scottish Open is only the second of four Rolex Series events on the European Tour schedule, which was reduced because of the coronavirus pandemic (tee times).

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