Jon Rahm is setting his sights on three wins in a row and a piece of European Tour history as he begins a fortnight of links golf at the 2021 abrdn Scottish Open.
Jon Rahm, statements
“I’ve had a lot of success in this area of the world and so far I’ve only been able to win in Ireland. I know all these events have a lot of prestige, they have been on the European Tour for a very, very long time. There’s not many players that can say they have won the Irish Open, the Scottish Open and The Open so hopefully I can get the last two in the next few weeks. It would be something incredible. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t want to win, hopefully I can give myself a chance. I’m very excited. I’m very happy. I always love coming back. Sometimes the change in place, change in golf, it’s very needed. It’s refreshing to be here where it’s not a million degrees like Arizona or like anywhere else. I am excited to be here. It’s a spot in the calendar I haven’t played yet. I haven’t played this golf course but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. After playing it the last few days, I’d say it’s a great track. Hopefully I can put in a good week”.
Rory McIlroy is hoping to see the hard work pay off as he goes in search of a first Rolex Series victory at the 2021 abrdn Scottish Open.
“I’m looking forward to getting back on the golf course. I was pretty rusty last week in Ireland. I didn’t really do any practice the week after the U.S. Open and it sort of showed in my game. So it’s been nice to link back up with Pete who is here and worked on some stuff the last couple of days. The great thing about Pete is he doesn’t sugarcoat it. He’ll tell me when it’s not great so that when he does give me a compliment, I know that it’s real. It’s been great. It’s probably stuff I’ve worked on before but said in a slightly different way, slightly different thoughts. Good thing about Pete is he’s been doing it such a long time and with so many great players, is he knows what works and he knows what doesn’t. I’ve really enjoyed it. I really have. I’ve enjoyed learning from him. He’s got such a great knowledge about not just the golf swing but the game of golf in general and it’s been a good few months”.