A significant funding package for the Scottish Open that will secure the economic and sporting benefits of the tournament for the whole of Scotland, was announced today by the Scottish Government, European Tour and Aberdeen Asset Management.
First Minister Alex Salmond joined George O’Grady of the European Tour and Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Asset Management at Edinburgh Castle to announce a sponsorship deal that will see the global investment management group become title sponsors of the prestigious event over the next three years.
The prize fund for this year’s event at Castle Stuart Golf Links will be £2.5 million. This will rise to a minimum of £3m for the 2013 and 2014 tournaments.
Last year’s Scottish Open, which was won by World No.1 Luke Donald, was worth more than £5m to the Scottish economy.
This year’s tournament, the second year it has been held at Castle Stuart (pictured), will take place from 12-15 July.
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