Scottish Open 2023 LIVE: Confirmed tee times, leaderboard and how to follow action at Renaissance as Rory McIlroy eyes glory

The build-up to The 151st Open Championship will continue at the prestigious Scottish Open this week.

The Scottish Open is one of the top tournaments on the DP World Tour and has attracted another stellar field this summer.

Schauffele won the Scottish Open last summer


Schauffele won the Scottish Open last summerCredit: GETTY

Xander Schauffele claimed a superb victory at The Renaissance Club last year, holding off Kurt Kitayama to win by one stroke.

Now, the likes of Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler will headline a brilliant line-up in North Berwick.

The Scottish Open provides the last chance to qualify for The Open and several players will be looking for impressive weeks to book their place at Royal Liverpool.

It also offers the field a chance to get to grips with the challenges and intricacies of true links golf.

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McIlroy has enjoyed a fine start over the opening two rounds and is currently leading ahead of Sam Burns, Tom Kim and Brian Harman.

Scottish Open 2023: Date and start time

The 41st edition of the Scottish Open is being held from Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16.

It is taking place at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick.

Play will start at 7:15am on the opening two days and at 9am over the weekend.

Scottish Open 2023: How to follow

The action will be shown live on Sky Sports Golf throughout the week too.

Sky Sports will begin their extended coverage from 8am on Thursday.

talkSPORT will have regular updates from Scotland throughout the week.

The Scottish Open will boast a stellar field


The Scottish Open will boast a stellar field

Scottish Open 2023: Course details

The Renaissance Club is the centre-piece of Scotland’s golf coast which includes other iconic venues such as Muirfield, Gullane and North Berwick.

The course will play to a par 70 and a maximum yardage of 7,237 yards.

Renaissance has a tricky start while the finish is a classic mix of an easy par 5 followed by a demanding par 3 and a long par 4.

The short par 3 sixth is surrounded by deep pot bunkers and always provides entertainment.

Renaissance has held the Scottish Open since 2019 and has former champions in Schauffele, Min Woo Lee, Aaron Rai and Bernd Wiesberger.

Scottish Open 2023: Field and tee times

The field was made up of 156 players before the cut on Friday night.

The tee times for the weekend can be found here while the latest leaderboard can be found here.

This is a Rolex Series Event and as such, is enjoying a superb field.

As well as McIlroy, Scheffler and Schauffele, the likes of Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Matt Fitzpatrick and Viktor Hovland are also teeing it up.

US Open champion Wyndham Clark has returned to the Scottish Open after claiming his maiden major title in California last month.

A trio of ‘legends’ are also included in the field and they are Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn and Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald.

LIV Golf players have not been invited but will be at The Open at Hoylake.

McIlroy is preparing for The Open


McIlroy is preparing for The OpenCredit: Getty

Scottish Open 2023: What has been said?

McIlroy said: “I’m pleased to be able to add the Scottish Open to my schedule again this season. 

“The Scottish fans have always been very supportive of me and it would be great to win a title in the home of golf.”

Scheffler added: “I’ve enjoyed having the Scottish Open on my schedule over the past few years and I’m looking forward to getting back to the Renaissance Club again.

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“It’s a fun golf course to play, and I really like the style of golf it requires of you.

“I feel like it helps with preparation going into The Open the following week too, getting a feel for the style of golf and also playing in a big event with such a strong field and supportive fans.”

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