What each home player won at the Scottish Open

Home players earned more than £500,000 in total in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open during a profitable four days at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 4:45 pm
Marc Warren tees off on the fourth hole during the second round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. Picture: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
Marc Warren tees off on the fourth hole during the second round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. Picture: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The £5.4 million Rolex Series event was by the far biggest on the European Tour since the circuit came out of a Covid-19 lockdown in late July and eight Scottish players secured cheques by making the cut.

Marc Warren enjoyed the biggest pay-day on home soil by pocketing a cheque for £264,794 after he finished in a tie for fourth behind the winner, Englishman Aaron Rai,

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To put that into perspective, the 39-year-old Glaswegian earned just under £70,000 for his victory in the Austrian Open in July as it marked the restart of both the European Tour and Challenge Tour in a co-sanctioned event.

Scottish No 1 Bob MacIntyre, who finished in a tie for 14th, walked away with £73,349 while Grant Forrest scooped £59,009 for sharing 19th spot in a week when he didn't have much to pay out due to the fact he was staying at home in Haddington.

On his debut in the event, Ewen Ferguson would have been delighted to pick up £42,390 for joint-30th, just ahead of Scott Jamieson, who banked £34,340 as he tied for 36th.

It was also a week to savour for Craig Lee, who secured £28,099 for being just outside the top 40 in his first European Tour appearance in just under three years.

With Connor Syme (48th) and Calum Hill (63rd) claiming cheques for £21,341 and £13,012 respectively, the total prize pot for Scots on Sunday came to £512,309.

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