Justin Rose will feature prominently from today in a poster campaign throughout Scotland to celebrate the first European Tour event to be played over a composite course at historic Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian from July 9-12 next year.
Rose’s joyous celebration on winning the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in July provides the backdrop for a new campaign with the familiar tagline of ‘The Challenge Awaits’ which will offer tickets at great value for money before January 31, 2015.
The 2014 event captured the essence of classic links golf with one of the strongest fields in the history of the Scottish Open. In 2015 another stellar cast is expected to challenge for one of the year’s most prestigious titles just a week before the eyes of the golfing world will focus on The Open at St.Andrews.
Rose captured his first professional title in Scotland, the Home of Golf, with four rounds in the 60s at Royal Aberdeen, from a world-class field including Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke.
Now the 2013 US Open Champion aims to return to Scotland to lead the assault on Gullane, which will be adapted to include holes from Gullane No.1 and No.2 to create an exciting and dramatic challenge for the greats of the game.
Rose admitted that one of his favourite memories of the 2014 season is the spontaneous family celebration on the 18th green after he sank the winning putt, and now the Englishman can’t wait to return to Scotland to defend the title next July.
He commented: “It will be special to play in consecutive weeks in Scotland and I would love to go back and win the Scottish Open then The Open at St.Andrews. Winning over a links such as Royal Aberdeen was something to take a lot of pride in, but Gullane is a world renowned links, too, and I am looking forward to experiencing the composite course which will be in use.
“I remember playing in the Amateur Championship at Muirfield way back, and one of my qualifying rounds was at Gullane. I’ve since driven through it a few times and love the big hills and sweeping holes down towards the village. The model of the tournament nowadays is brilliant and I can’t wait to defend my title.”
A season ticket for the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open can be purchased for £60 in advance of the tournament, a saving of £20 on admission at the gate. Adult day tickets are currently priced at £25, rising to £35 on the gate.
Concessions (60 and over) start at £40 for a season ticket and £15 for any one day tickets if purchased in advance. Under-16s accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge and all car parking is also free. Entrance to the Pro-Am on Wednesday is £8 in advance and £15 on the day.
To book tickets visit www.europeantour.com/tickets or call 0800 023 2557.Corporate Hospitality Packages are also available – please contact Robert Gordon on 01344 840538 or email -firstname.lastname@example.org to request a brochure.
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open www.aamscottishopen.com