The final major tournament of this year will take place next week at The Open. With only a week remaining ahead of the tournament, several players are taking advantage of their final opportunity to practice ahead of the tournament this weekend.

Some of the world’s best players are participating in the Scottish Open, and the Barbasol Championship takes place this weekend in Kentucky.

Barbasol Championship Takes Place in Kentucky

As with the Scottish Open, this year’s Barbasol Championship will be both a PGA Tour and a European Tour event. The change will mean several players from the DP World Tour will travel to the United States to participate in the event.

While many of the world’s best players are participating in the Scottish Open this week in order to prepare for next week’s British Open, the Barbasol Championship will also be an exciting event. It will also be an opportunity for the European Tour and the PGA Tour to continue to strengthen their partnership in response to LIV Golf.

The Barbasol Championship begins on Thursday at 6:45 a.m. The event will take place at the par 72 Keene Trace Golf Club.

Scottish Open Features Some of the World’s Best Players

This week’s Scottish Open will be an excellent preview of The Open. The event will include Masters Champion Scottie Scheffler, PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, and U.S. Open Champion Matthew Fitzpatrick.

In addition to all three of this year’s major tournament winners participating, Jordan Spieth, Viktor Hovland, Sam Burns, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, and several others are playing this weekend. The only member of the World Top 10 not playing in the Scottish Open this weekend is Rory McIlroy.

In recent years, the tournament has frequently been used by PGA Tour players to prepare for the British Open. This year’s incorporation of the tournament as a joint PGA Tour and European Tour event has helped to make the field for the tournament even stronger this year.

The Scottish Open will begin at 2:15 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday morning. John Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, and Viktor Hovland will begin their first rounds at 3:05 a.m. Spieth and Cameron Smith follow ten minutes later at 3:15 a.m. with Sam Burns beginning his round at 3:25 a.m. Matthew Fitzpatrick, Collin Morikawa, and Will Zalatoris play together in one of the most exciting pairings of the tournament at 8:15 a.m., and Justin Thomas tees off 10 minutes later at 8:25 a.m.

150th Open Championship Set for Next Week

Next week’s British Open will be the 150th edition of the tournament. The tournament will be played at the Old Course at St Andrews. This year’s tournament could be one of the most exciting in recent memory, with Rory McIlroy set to be a contender and Tiger Woods returning to one of his favorite courses.

One of the most famous courses and tournaments in golf will undoubtedly be surrounded by drama. For the second time, a major tournament will take place as the controversy surrounding LIV Golf and the PGA Tour continues.

The Open will be the first time some of the players who departed the PGA Tour, such as Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, will return to play alongside some of their former competitors on the PGA Tour. It will be especially interesting to see how players and fans continue to react, as several PGA Tour players have been more outspoken about their feelings regarding the new LIV Golf series over the last few weeks.

While the early part of the week may be focused on LIV Golf, the second half of the week will be focused on what could be one of the best golf tournaments in recent memory. Woods, McIlroy, and St Andrews should combine to create a very exciting tournament next weekend.

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