A major quality field heads to The Renaissance Club in Scotland for an elite edition of the Scottish Open.
Justin Thomas is arguably the best player on the planet and his experience here plus his keenness to play in Europe put him over the top. Thomas leads the PGA Tour in Birdie or Better while he ranks 2nd in Putting Average, 3rd in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green, 4th in Par 5 Scoring and 6th in Scrambling. Finished 11th at the 2019 Open and has finished Top 9 at both starts on this course so does enjoy links golf. The man to beat.
Smith’s form has diminished a little since his remarkable win in The Players and a strong 3rd at Augusta but he remains an elite player who should be suited to the conditions. He leads the PGA Tour in Putting Average while he ranks 2nd in Birdie or Better and 2nd in Par 5 Scoring. Won twice this year with six more Top 15s so hard to see him not in the picture here.
There is no golfer on the planet posting the results Fox is at the moment. He has finished Top 3 in five consecutive events and in his last nine non-majors he has finished Top 15 with a win in that run. The big Kiwi finished 2nd last weekend despite suffering from the flu. Fox leads the DP World Tour in Birdies while he ranks 3rd in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, 3rd in Putts Per GIR and 5th in Par 5 Scoring. He is a huge price.
Englishman who finished fifth in the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links so has shown ability to play links golf. Ranks Top 11 on the DP World Tour this season for Strokes Gained: Tee To Green, Birdie or Better, Par 5 Scoring and Scrambling so clearly has the game to suit here and looks huge overs at triple figures.