Rolex Series event to be played at East Lothian venue for next four years
It will continue to be co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR
Tournament boasts luxury automotive brand Genesis as title sponsor
The DP World Tour and PGA TOUR today confirm that the Genesis Scottish Open will be hosted at The Renaissance Club through until 2026, with the Rolex Series event returning to the East Lothian venue for a fifth consecutive year from July 13-16, 2023.
This season, Scotland’s historic national open was co-sanctioned for the first time by the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR as part of a historic Strategic Alliance – counting on both the DP World Tour Rankings and the FedExCup – and welcomed a new title sponsor in Genesis, the luxury automotive brand from South Korea.
Reigning Olympic Champion Xander Schauffele claimed the first Genesis Scottish Open title of the new era, securing a one shot victory after digging in to shoot a level-par 70 on a thrilling final day at The Renaissance Club.
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Founded in 2008, The Renaissance Club nestles on 300 picturesque acres along the Firth of Forth and is one of the newest additions to the world-famous stretch known as Scotland’s Golf Coast.
Earlier this year the Renaissance Club engaged three-time Major champion and Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup Captain, Pádraig Harrington, to act as a ‘player consultant’ for the club’s championship golf course, consulting with renowned course architect Tom Doak over matters related to the course design going forward.
The Genesis Scottish Open benefits from the continued commitment of the Scottish Government, managed by VisitScotland, and retains its place in golf’s global calendar the week ahead of The Open as part of these agreements through to 2025. This season Australia’s Cameron Smith went on to lift the Claret Jug after playing at The Renaissance Club the previous week, following in the footsteps of 2021 Open Champion Collin Morikawa.
Keith Pelley, DP World Tour Chief Executive, said: “The Renaissance Club has proved to be a wonderful home for Scotland’s national open over the past four years, and we are delighted to extend our stay in East Lothian through to 2026.
“Jerry Sarvadi and his team are dedicated to providing a world-class experience across the site, and it was against this backdrop that our Strategic Alliance with the PGA TOUR came to life, with a hugely successful first co-sanctioned event, and with new title sponsor Genesis on board.
“We look forward to further celebrating our relationships with these valued partners in the coming years.”
Jerry Sarvadi, CEO, The Renaissance Club, said: “The Renaissance Club is extremely pleased to confirm our partnership with Genesis, the DP World Tour and the PGA TOUR, to host the Genesis Scottish Open for the next four years. As we continue these relationships, The Renaissance Club, along with our architect, Tom Doak and our player consultant Padraig Harrington, will strive to improve our golf course and our facilities to better the event experience for all participants, our members and their guests and general public spectators.
“The 2022 event was truly spectacular, with 14 of the top 15 in the world rankings participating and world number six, Xander Schauffele, winning with a score of 7 under par, as East Lothian received some typical Scottish westerly breezes to challenge the world’s best golfers. We would like to thank the Scottish Government and the Scottish spectators for their continued support and we are looking forward to elevating the event for all participants into the future.”
Jaehoon (Jay) Chang, Global head of Genesis brand, said: “Following the success of this year’s tournament, we are thrilled to continue the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club for the next four years.
“We aspire to continually elevate the tournament in the years to come, enhancing the experience for the professional golfers, caddies, golf fans and spectators at this most prestigious event in the Home of Golf.”
Genesis will title-sponsor two tournaments on the PGA TOUR’s 2022-2023 schedule, with the Genesis Scottish Open following the Genesis Invitational at The Riviera Country Club on February 16-19, 2023, which Genesis has titled since 2017.