Rickie Fowler Looking To Return To Gullane For 2018 Scottish Open.

Nassau, Bahamas …

Rickie Fowler seems almost certain to bring his stunning Hero World Challenge course record winning form to Gullane for next year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Open.

Fowler stormed his way from seven shots back heading to the final and then opened with seven straight birdies to capture a ninth pro victory by four shots in the Bahamas.

The win was Fowler’s second of the year after capturing the Honda Classic by a similar victory margin and helped return the American, who turns 29 in eight days (Dec 13) to World No. 7.

Rickie Fowler speaks confideintly of returnin to contest the 2017 Scottish Open at Gullane No. 1 and where captured a first European Tour title in 2015.

Soon after speaking of his joy in being handed the trophy by tournament host, Tiger Woods Fowler revealed returning to next year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is very much on his radar.

Fowler came from behind also in 2015 to win his now first of two European Tour titles with victory over the famed Gullane No. 1 course.

It was win sandwiched between two huge victories also on the PGA Tour in capturing the Players Championship and the FedEx Cup Play-Offs Deutsche Bank Championship.

“Winning the Scottish Open at Gullane was a big career step for me as it was my first on the European Tour and came also in one of my best seasons,” he said.

“After winning the Players Championship, winning the Scottish Open as a nice way of solidifying that victory at Sawgrass.

“So, I am definitely thinking about competing again at Gullane as I have so many great memories from that week.

“The thing is we are always working the pieces of the scheduling puzzle together as best as possible.

“When I was at Gullane a few years back I felt it was a fairly straight forward golf course you could go around and play it for a first time and truly and play it.

“You didn’t need to necessarily know many lines so simple and straight forward but still fairly tough.

“Playing the Scottish Open also is always a great preparation and always very beneficial heading into an Open given you are likely to get similar conditions or at least get to play in some wind over there.

“The wind they have in Scotland clearly affects the ball more than in the States.”

Fowler elected not to defend his title at Castle Stuart but returned to the event this year to finish T7th at Dundonald Links.

Fowler’s inclusion in the Gullane field would be a huge lift for organisers he will be teeing-up for a first time a week later in a Carnoustie Open for the first time in his career.

It was not to 2010 that Fowler made his Open debut at St. Andrews.



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