2022 Genesis Scottish Open preview: How to watch, who to watch and prize money
There’s quite a sizable purse at stake in this year’s edition of the tournament, but the competition for it is going to be brutal, given the kind of stars who are out there.
With a loaded lineup the Genesis Scottish Open promises to be quite an event, but how can you watch, who should you watch and how big is the purse? Let’s find out!
Scottie Scheffler to star in Genesis Scottish Open
In what will surely be the biggest week on the Scottish golf calendar, the Genesis Scottish Open will tee off at The Renaissance Club this week. Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, the event will boast what has to be considered one of the strongest non-major fields in golf, with many of the world’s elite golfers teeing it up in Scotland’s national open, sponsored by Genesis. Current world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler will lead a stacked field, which includes all four current major champions, and nine of the current top ten in the Official World Golf Ranking.
There will of course be a special focus on St Andrews as the storied course has more than a century of history to its name, but more importantly will be the scene of the upcoming 150th Open Championship. It’s there that many of the PGA veterans will get a chance to acclimatize themselves to links golf, before the tournament begins in a few days. That is not to say that the chance to win a Rolex Series event is a small thing.
The course, the purse and what you need to know
This year’s tournament will begin on the Thursday July 7th and run until Sunday July 10th at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland. The course itself is a Par 71 and spreads a distance of 7,293 yards (6668.7 meters). Defending champion Min Woo Lee is back in the field this year, but the Australian will face stiff competition as the field contains some of Golf’s top talent, including the aforementioned world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. Lee will also have to look out for the local hero Bob MacIntyre who knows the links all too well. The purse in this year’s tournament stands at $8 million.
Who are the ones to watch?
We can’t overstate how exciting the lineup is at this year’s Genesis Scottish Open, so here’s a look at the big names out there and who the specific ones to keep an eye on are:
Jon Rahm 11/1
Justin Thomas 11/1
Scottie Scheffler 12/1
Xander Schauffele 16/1
Matt Fitzpatrick 20/1
Patrick Cantlay 22/1
Cameron Smith 22/1
Sam Burns 28/1
Collin Morikawa 28/1
Will Zalatoris 30/1
While it’s not at all easy to pick any favorites in this one, Cameron Smith will likely be in with a decent shot at victory. The course at the Renaissance Club is one where putting is an essential requirement for victory. With that in mind we can say with confidence that not many - if any - can roll the ball better than the world No. 6. True though it is that he’s not so experienced in Scottish golf, having grown up in Australia will certainly help.
How to watch the Genesis Scottish Open?
If you’d like to watch the Genesis Scottish Open then you’ll have to be up and at it early on Thursday and Friday morning, as coverage starts at 8:00 a.m. ET, while over the weekend it will be just half hour later at 8:30 a.m. ET. If you’re planning to watch on TV then you can find coverage of the tournament on Sky Sports or the Golf Channel. Alternatively, if you’d like to stream it then just head over to FuboTV.