Matt Fitzpatrick and Justin Thomas both had strong showings this week at the Abrdn Scottish Open. Thomas would finish T8 at -15, however it was Fitzpatrick who led Team Troon with stellar play all week long. Fitzpatrick would finish regulation with a four round total of -18 after firing a final round 67. That would place him in a three way playoff with Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Australian/Callaway staffer Min Woo Lee. Lee would end up birding the first playoff hole for the victory, but no doubt that Fitzpatrick is riding momentum going into the Open Championship this week at Royal St. Georges (more on that later). Congrats Matt and Justin on a solid week.
- T2 Matt Fitzpatrick: 66-66-67-67: 266, -18
- T8 Justin Thomas: 65-69-70-65: 269, -15
PGA Champions Tour
It was major week on the PGA Champions Tour as the US Senior Open took place at Omaha CC in Nebraska. Colin Montgomerie finished T34.
- T34 Colin Montgomerie: 69-74-71-75: 289, +9
Coming Up This Week:
The final major of the year tees off this week in the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, Kent…located in southeast England. The Open Championship was not conducted in 2020 due to the pandemic, therefore the defending champion is Shane Lowry (who captured the 2019 championship at Royal Portrush). The last time the Open Championship was played at Royal St. Georges was ten years ago when Darren Clarke was crowned as Champion Golfer of the Year. Team Troon will be well represented at Royal St. George’s with all five PGA TOUR Team Troon members in the field including:
- Matt Fitzpatrick
- Matt Kuchar
- Alex Noren
- Justin Thomas
- Gary Woodland
Go Team Troon! Go get a Major Victory this week!
Speaking of the Open Championship, be on the lookout for the cool custom golf bag we have created for Matt Fitzpatrick this week. For context, Matt’s favourite football club is his hometown Sheffield United Football Club. Thanks to our colleagues in Troon International, we connected with SUFC and have designed a custom Open Championship bag inspired by SUFC’s home kit (aka uniforms) and donning the SUFC crest, in addition to the traditional Troon logos. Matt will be using this bag this week. Following the Open Championship, we will be providing SUFC with an extra bag to create fan engagement social sweepstakes/giveaway…providing some great exposure for Troon to new audiences in the UK. Some photos of the bag are below. We are confident this custom bag will get some attention this week.