Scotland’s Sam Torrance is relishing returning to the ‘Home of Golf’ when the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open is played at Fairmont St. Andrews for the first time from August 21-23 on the course he helped redesign.
The Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open will be the first professional championship to be staged at Fairmont St Andrews following its £17million revamp, with the Torrance course set to re-open on July 14.
Torrance, who won his home Senior Open at Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club in 2006, believes the Fairmont St. Andrews will be the perfect host venue for the 17th edition of the Scottish Senior Open and will provide a stern test for his fellow European Senior Tour professionals.
He said: “They’ve done a fantastic job on The Torrance course. They’ve rebunkered it and put in an aerated water system, so it’s looking fantastic and will be a great test."
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland, the national events agency, said: “The Cleveland Golf / Srixon Scottish Senior Open is a fantastic event and a great example of Scotland’s ability to host world class golf tournaments at world famous venues which attract world renowned competitors.
“Sam Torrance is an outstanding ambassador for golf in Scotland and it’s exciting to see him return to his signature course to compete against a stellar line up of players, including defending champion, Peter Mitchell. We look forward to seeing some great competition at this year’s tournament.”