Founded in 2008, The Renaissance Club nestles on 300 picturesque acres along the Firth of Forth and is one of the newest additions to the world-famous stretch known as Scotland’s Golf Coast.
This year, The Renaissance Club has engaged three-time Major champion and Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup Captain, Pádraig Harrington, to act as a ‘player consultant’ for the club’s championship golf course, consulting with renowned course architect Tom Doak over matters related to the course design going forward.
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In 2022 Scotland’s national open has a new title sponsor in Genesis, the luxury automotive brand from South Korea, and as part of a historic Strategic Alliance the event will be co-sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA Tour, counting on both the Race to Dubai and the FedExCup.
The Genesis Scottish Open retains its place in golf’s global calendar the week ahead of The 150th Open Championship (July 11-17), a date confirmed through to 2025. The player field will be a split between members of both the European Tour and PGA Tour.
Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s Chief Executive, said: “The Renaissance Club is magnificent venue for a Rolex Series event, situated in a simply stunning part of the world. It has been a terrific home for the Genesis Scottish Open since 2019 during which time we have been impressed by the commitment of Jerry Sarvadi and his team in providing a first-class experience for some of the world’s best golfers from the moment they arrive on site.
“We are therefore delighted to be returning to the Renaissance Club in 2022 – when the event is co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour for the first time as part of our Strategic Alliance – whilst also continuing discussions about extending our stay beyond that.
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“With three Major Championships being hosted in Scotland, including the 150th anniversary of The Open at St Andrews taking place the following week, the focus of the world will be on the country next summer. Alongside new title sponsor Genesis, Rolex and everyone at the Renaissance Club, we are grateful to Visit Scotland for their long-term support and vision for the Genesis Scottish Open.”
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Jay Monahan, PGA Tour Commissioner, said: “The Renaissance Club is a fitting home for a globally recognised event like the Genesis Scottish Open. While it is the first time the event and the venue will feature on the PGA Tour’s schedule, our members who have played in previous years have spoken highly of it. We therefore look forward to visiting in 2022 as this historic tournament begins a new chapter as part of our Strategic Alliance with the European Tour and with Genesis – already a valued PGA Tour partner – coming on board as title sponsor.”
In 2022, the Genesis Scottish Open is one of three tournaments that will be co-sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA Tour, joining the Barbasol Championship (also July 7-10) and the Barracuda Championship (July 14-17).