Golf fans from all over the globe arrived in the Granite City in their droves today as the Scottish Open teed-off in spectacular style.
Rory McIlroy lived up to his star billing on the opening day’s play at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen.
Rory McIlroy may have broken Royal Aberdeen’s course record today but he wasn’t the only player on top form as Phil Mickelson proved with this shot from the tarmac to make birdie. Last year’s Scottish Open champion finished the day three shots off leader Rory McIlroy with a score of three under.
Rory McIlroy continues to lead the Aberdeen Asset Management Scotttish Open by a single shot, however his standing at the top of the leaderboard was put under severe threat by Argentinian Ricardo Gonzalez.
Seems the pressure is getting too much for Gonzalez as bogeys at 13 and 16 see him slip back to six under.
Argentina’s Ricardo Gonzalez has moved ahead of Rory McIlroy following an eagle 3 at the 12th. He is eight under par.
Rory McIlroy has claimed a one-shot lead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, after finishing his opening round with a course record seven-under-par 64.
McIlroy the new leader at Royal Aberdeen after finishing with seven under par 64 to lead by one.
Kristoffer Broberg currently leads the way in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen.
Kristoffer Broberg has taken an early three shot lead at the Scottish Open after 12 holes with Nicolas Colsaerts sitting in second place on three under.
Paul Lawrie believes victory in his home city would go a long way towards convincing Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley he is worthy of selection.
Paul Lawrie believes a Scottish Open victory in his home city would go a long way towards convincing Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley he is worthy of selection
Captain Paul McGinley reckons his European Ryder Cup hopefuls have four tournaments to prove they are ready for Gleneagles - starting with this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Jamie McLeary may have been born less than 30 miles from Royal Aberdeen but the Scot has only played the illustrious Balgownie links once before.
David Law was thrilled to land a late sponsor's invite to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Paul Lawrie knows time is running out if he is to make his dream of playing in a home Ryder Cup a reality.
A Paul McGinley masterclass helped the European Ryder Cup captain to victory against his host at the annual Paul Lawrie Challenge Match yesterday.
Aberdeen golfer David Law will play in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open this week after receiving a call-up from the European Tour to play at Royal Aberdeen.
Royal Birkdale will host The Open Championship in 2017 and Carnoustie will host the Championship in 2018, the R&A has announced.
Royal Aberdeen will play host to some of the biggest names of golf when the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open gets under way next week.
Sir Nick Faldo has urged Tiger Woods to enter the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open to ensure he is ready for The Open.
Mark Tullo from Chile tied for the first round lead on six under par at the Scottish Hydro Challenge at Spey Valley, despite only arriving in Aviemore at 10pm on Wednesday due to his Malaga flight being delayed by the French air-traffic controllers' strike.
Participants in a north-east sports festival aimed at older people were given the chance to hold a famous trophy yesterday.
Dornoch golfer Jimmy Gunn was lying joint 15th after a first-round, two-under-par 69 in this week’s Web.com Tour event, the Cleveland Open at Westlake, Ohio.
The European Tour has not ruled out the Scottish Open returning to Royal Aberdeen in the future.