FREED Group Women’s Scottish Open – Preview

FREED Group Women’s Scottish Open – Preview

2 August 2023

This weekend the LPGA Tour visits Golf Country, where players will compete to win the Freed Group Women’s Scottish Open at Dundonald Links.

Last year, Japan’s Ayaka Furue won her first LPGA Tour event in style with a course record 62, -10 under par, on the final day at Dundonald Links. This course record round included an impressive run of six birdies in a row as well as back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18! 

With scoring like that, it comes as no surprise that it propelled Furue into first place. A key component of this tournament winning charge was putting, see how you can save strokes on the green here.

As far as breakthrough wins go, this was undoubtedly a memorable one. As the Tour heads back to Dundonald, Furue will be looking to replicate this form and defend her title – what better time to win her second LPGA Tour event!

With 7 of the World’s Top 10 in the field, as well as 17 Major Winners and 45 LPGA Tour winners in the field, there are plenty of quality competitors looking to dethrone Furue. 

Likewise, within the already stacked field, there are 19 Solheim Cup players looking to dial in their game ahead of September. Players may be looking to play their way into contention for the 3 Captain’s picks yet to be made. 

Gemma Dryburgh will be looking to replicate the home nation heroics of Bob MacIntyre as the number one Scot in the field. With her first career win coming last season at the Toto Japan Classic, Dryburgh will be hoping for a successful Scottish Open.

LPGA Tour and PGA Tour player’s seem to relish the unique challenges that Links golf presents. With a course record holding defending champion, several Major winners, and Solheim Cup players it is shaping up to be an exciting weekend of golf!

Take a closer look at the 15th hole, where Shot Scope ambassador Pete Finch takes on Hannah Holden in the 14 Club Challenge. 

You might be surprised which shot finishes nearest the pin, or perhaps not if you use Shot Scope performance tracking!

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