Scottish Open Golf Betting Guide

The Scottish Open is played each July – just a week before the Open Championship – at the magnificent Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland.

The Scottish Open has the largest prize fund of any European Tour event that isn’t co-sponsored by the PGA – for 2009, over £3 million. It also consistently attracts an outstanding field of top golfers, including the likes of Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Retief Goosen, Colin Montgomerie, Tom Lehman, Lee Westwood and Ian Woosnam.

Loch Lomond, which has hosted the Scottish Open since 1996, is known for its top-class golf course – which is ranked among the world’s top 100 for its beautiful loch, acres of green countryside and Scottish highlands backdrop, and for the sense of Scottish tradition preserved by the clubhouse, which was built in 1773.

Of the Scottish Open, Ernie Els – winner in both 2000 and 2003 – has said that, “After the Majors, this is my favourite event in the world. I truly love to come and play at Loch Lomond.” The 2008 Scottish Open was won by Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, earning over £500,000 in prize money.

Barclays Scottish Open

The Barclays Scottish Open – currently sponsored by Barclays Capital – is due to be played from 9 to 12 July, at Loch Lomond. The popularity of the tournament, not to mention the huge prize fund, means that a top-notch field of players is guaranteed.

If you can make it to the Scottish Open in person, visit Scottish Open travel for directions to the course and Scottish Open tickets for ticket options and prices. For those who can’t travel to Loch Lomond, the BBC will be providing live coverage of the action.

Start considering who you think will come out tops at the Scottish Open, and make watching the play doubly exhilarating by betting on the outcome. See Scottish Open betting for some good golf betting tips and hints.