Updated: Jun 28, 2022
In-form American duo Sam Burns and Billy Horschel, along with European Major winners Francesco Molinari and Danny Willett, will add further star power to the world-class field at the Genesis Scottish Open, the third Rolex Series event of the 2022 season.
Scotland’s national open will welcome four of the top five and 12 of the top 20 players in the Official World Golf ranking with the addition of numbers nine and 11, Burns and Horschel respectively.
Molinari and Willett join a group of ten Major winners including all four current champions - Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm, who defends his U.S. Open title at The Country Club, Brookline, this week.
The Genesis Scottish Open will be co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR for the first time, as part of a historic Strategic Alliance, when it returns to The Renaissance Club from 7-10 July, in the week before the 150th Open Championship, and fans can buy tickets now at et.golf/GSO2022Tickets
Burns will make his second appearance at the historic event, following a top 20 finish on his debut at Renaissance Club last year. The 25-year-old has taken his tally of PGA TOUR titles to four with two wins this season, lifting the Valspar Championship trophy for the second time in March, before overhauling a seven-shot deficit and going on to defeat World Number One Scheffler in a play-off at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Sam Burns, who finished in a share of fourth position at the RBC Canadian Open last week, said: “I enjoyed teeing it up at the Renaissance Club last season and this year the Genesis Scottish Open is shaping up to be another great week, especially leading in to The Open at St Andrews.”
Billy Horschel, the 2014 FedExCup winner, said: “I was hugely proud to win at Wentworth last season and I would love to add another Rolex Series win on European soil at the Genesis Scottish Open. It’s a great event and it’s a bonus that it is now co-sanctioned by the PGA TOUR too.”