Scottish Open One And Done Pick Strategy (2024)

Golf One And Done pool pick strategy for the 2024 Scottish Open, where several top golfers are tuning up for next week's Major.

Tommy Fleetwood has three top 6 finishes at the Scottish Open in the last four tries (Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire)

The Scottish Open is a joint event with the DP World Tour and a tune-up test before The Open next week. It is played on a links-style course. Because it can serve as a way to prepare for next week, the field is strong for a non-signature event. As a result, consider using a fairly highly-rated golfer if you have other options saved for next week and the playoff events in August.

This week, besides the Scottish Open, there is another opposite-field event in the United States: the ISCO Championship (formerly the Barbasol). We have a bonus section at the bottom for the ISCO Championship if your OAD pool uses that event.

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Last Week’s One And Done Pick Results

  • Davis Thompson followed up a 2nd place finish two weeks ago by winning the John Deere Classic by four strokes this past week. He was our top recommendation at the John Deere for entries just outside the money, as he was less popular (5-7%) than those with slightly higher win odds entering the week. Thompson earned $1,440,000 for the win.
  • Michael Thorbjornsen, C.T. Pan, and Luke Clanton finished tied for 2nd, and none had much, if any, popularity.
  • Aaron Rai and Denny McCarthy were among the top 4 in popularity, and both finished tied for 7th.
  • Sung-Jae Im was the most popular and finished 12th while defending champion and 2nd-most popular pick Sepp Straka finished just above the cutline at 61st.

Scottish Open One And Done Pick Strategy: Purse Info

The Scottish Open has a total prize purse of $9,000,000, with $1,620,000 going to 1st place.

By money, it rates above the upcoming Wyndham Championship in August and the 3M Open at the end of July but well below the top events remaining. The field, though, is strong for a non-signature event or Major, as most of the top players are using it to get familiar with golf in Scotland ahead of next week’s Open Championship.

If you want to see where this tournament’s purse ranks in your specific One And Done pool, you can set up your pool entry in our Golf One And Done Picks product.

2024 Scottish Open Overview For One And Done Pools

This analysis serves as a complement to the data provided in our product, which provides customized weekly pick grades that consider factors like:

  • The total number of picks you need to make this season
  • The specific tournaments included in your pool
  • The golfers you’ve already picked so far

Here are notable highlights for the 2024 Scottish Open field:

  • Scottie Scheffler is taking this week off ahead of The Open, but half of our Top 10 is playing, including Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa, Ludvig Aberg, and Viktor Hovland.
  • McIlroy and Schauffele have won here the last two years, and Min Woo Lee (2021), Aaron Rai (2020), and Alex Noren (2016) are also past champions ranked inside our Top 50 overall golfers playing in the event.
  • In total, 30 of our Top 50 golfers are playing in the Scottish Open.
  • The event also serves as a final qualifier for The Open for those not already in the field, as the top three finishers not already qualified for The Open earn a spot to play at Royal Troon.

One And Done Pick Advice For The 2024 Scottish Open

Recent History Added to Data Grid

Before we get to the picks for the Scottish Open, we have added recent history to the Data Grid. You will see a summary of the place of finish in the last four weeks and a Strokes Gained number using just the previous four weeks of events. In addition, you can click to see the scoring for each round.

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