TWO-TIME Major champion Sandy Lyle will make his debut at the Scottish Senior Open in East Lothian next month.

One of Scotland’s all-time greats, he adds star quality to the field at Craigielaw Golf Club, which already features fellow Major winners Ian Woosnam and Paul Lawrie.

Lyle, 61, won The Open in 1985 before becoming the first British player to triumph at the Masters at the world-famous Augusta National three years later. He also claimed the Players Championship at Sawgrass in 1987.

Lyle won the European Open on Scottish soil at Turnberry in his first full season on the European Tour.

He is now returning to his homeland next month, with the competition running from August 16 to 18, in a bid to land his first Staysure Tour title in Scotland.

Lyle aims to become the fifth Scot to carry off the Scottish Senior Open, following David Huish (1998), Bill Longmuir (2004), Sam Torrance (2006) and also Gary Orr, who defied blustery conditions to claim the title at the same venue last year.

He said: “I am excited to be playing in my first Scottish Senior Open next month.

“I’ve played in many Opens in Scotland and always enjoyed the warmth and support of the home fans.

“I know many of the East Lothian courses exceptionally well from my time living in the area and I am looking forward to playing Craigielaw for the first time alongside some of my fellow Major winners such as Paul Lawrie and Ian Woosnam.”

Lawrie is the last Scotsman to win a Major, following a memorable play-off victory at The Open Championship in 1999.

Welshman Woosnam won the Masters in 1991.

This will be the fifth consecutive year that the £250,000 tournament has been played in East Lothian.

Paul Broadhurst of England won at Archerfield Links in 2015 and again at The Renaissance Club in 2017, with fellow countryman Paul Eales succeeding at Archerfield in 2016 and Orr landing the spoils last time around.

Entry to all three days of competition is free of charge. Car parking is £5 per car, with all money being donated to charity.

Parking is free for purchasers of tickets for the recent Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

Meanwhile, North Berwick Golf Club plays host to the R&A Senior Amateur Championships from Wednesday to next Friday.