Martin hoping to become Laird of the Castle

Martin Laird’s presence at Castle Stuart Golf Links from July 12-15 represents a huge boost to Scotland’s chances of producing the first home winner of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open since Colin Montgomerie in 1999.

Arizona-based Laird is the highest ranked Scot in the Official World Golf Ranking at Number 31 and the 29 year old is relishing a return to Castle Stuart and an attempt to win one of the titles he covets among the most important in the game.

"Playing in Scotland is something I really love coming home for,” said Laird. “The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is one of the most important events on my schedule so I am really looking forward to getting back to Castle Stuart in July.

“I think most Scots who live abroad and spend most of their time away from Scotland have an extra sense of patriotism and I am no different. The more time you spend out of the country the more you find yourself promoting it.

“I am the first person to tell anyone in America how great a country Scotland is and obviously what a fabulous destination it is to go and play golf so to have the chance to come home and play in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is a real honour for me.

Advance ticket savings are still available for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, with adult one day tickets currently costing £30  – a reduction of £5 on the gate price. Adult season tickets are currently priced at £70, offering a £10 saving on the gate price.

For full details of all Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open ticket and hospitality offers can be found at: or by calling the Ticket Hotline: +44 (0) 800 023 2557.

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