AMERICAN star Rickie Fowler will be hoping for more success in East Lothian after being confirmed in the field for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club next month.

Fowler won the event when it was held at Gullane Golf Club in 2015 and has confirmed his participation in this year’s competition as the tournament returns to East Lothian for the third time in five years – it was also held at Gullane last year – on July 11 to 14.

Fowler is the latest American star to confirm his attendance at the third Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai, with 2017 US PGA champion Justin Thomas and fellow Ryder Cup player Matt Kuchar joining European Major winners Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the world-class field.

The 2015 champion will be looking to reproduce the stellar form which saw him claim the title just a few miles down the East Lothian coastline at Gullane, where he memorably birdied three of the final four holes on the Sunday to see off compatriot Kuchar by a single shot.

Fowler has enjoyed a phenomenal run since his debut at the tournament in 2014, securing top-10 finishes in all four of his appearances in the event.

He has already tasted victory on the US PGA Tour in 2019, capturing his ninth career win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in March.

With the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open taking its traditional spot in the week before The Open Championship, he will be hoping that a strong performance at The Renaissance Club can translate into his first Major title at Royal Portrush Golf Club.

Fowler said: “I’m looking forward to returning to Scotland for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

“I have great memories from this tournament, particularly of my win at Gullane in 2015, and with fantastic courses and knowledgeable fans, I’m always excited to play.

“It’s a fun week but it gives the tournament extra edge to have The Open the following week.

“I know that a lot of players have won The Open after playing in Scotland so it’s good preparation, as well as being a great week of competition in itself.”

The tournament, which will be played at The Renaissance for the first time, will once again be followed by the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, which will be played over the same course, from August 8 to 11.

Also teeing it up on Scotland’s Golf Coast are defending Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open champion Brandon Stone of South Africa and his fellow Rolex Series winners Russell Knox and former world number one Lee Westwood. The field also includes American stars Kevin Kisner and Jimmy Walker, former winners Rafa Cabrera Bello and Martin Kaymer, Ryder Cup stalwart Ian Poulter and his fellow Englishman Matt Wallace, and home-grown talent Stephen Gallacher and Robert MacIntyre.

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