With the final major of the season still a week away some of the best golfers in the world will use the Scottish Open this weekend to familiarize themselves with British conditions.

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Along with the John Deere Classic, which gets underway on Thursday in Silvis, Illinois, the tournament is the last event before The Open Championship tees off in Portrush, Northern Ireland.

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The field includes the likes of world number three Rory McIlroy, world number nine Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson.

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Here’s everything you need to know to keep up with the action.

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland chips on the first hole during the pro-am event prior to the start of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club on July 10 in North Berwick, United Kingdom.
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When is the Scottish Open?

The 37th edition of the Scottish Open runs from Thursday, July 11 until Sunday, July 14.

Where is the Scottish Open?

The 2019 installment of the tournament takes place at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, approximately 20 miles north of Edinburgh. In this week’s setting, the par-71 course stretches over 7,136 yards.

TV coverage

The tournament will be broadcast in its entirety on Golf Channel.

Live stream

Live stream of the Scottish Open will be available on Golf Channel’s digital platforms and on fuboTV.

TV schedule (All times ET)

Thursday, July 11

  • Golf Channel 5:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.

Friday, July 12

  • Golf Channel 5:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 13

  • Golf Channel 10 a.m.—3 p.m.

Sunday, July 14

  • Golf Channel 10 a.m.—3 p.m.

Who is in the field?

The field includes four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, 2017 US PGA champion Justin Thomas as well as Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler—the world number 13 and 14 respectively—and 2016 Open champ Henrik Stenson.

Rafa Cabrera Bello and Ian Poulter, the world number 37 and 38 respectively, are also taking part.

McIlroy, who has never won a professional tournament in Scotland, will play alongside Fowler and home crowd favorite Robert MacIntyre on Thursday and Friday.

The 30-year-old said playing in the Scottish Open was ideal preparation for next week but stressed he was taking the event as more than a dress rehearsal for The Open Championship.

“It’s not as if I want to just come here and go through the motions and get myself ready,” he was quoted as saying by the BBC.

“I want to play well this week. There’s no better preparation to compete in majors than to get yourself in contention the week before. This is a very important event to me. It’s good to get back here and re-familiarise myself with links golf.

“It’s different shots, different greens, different conditions. It’s putting from 10 yards off the greens, bump and runs; the stuff that you don’t really do week in, week out in America. A lot of us play the majority of our golf there now.”

Selected tee times (All times ET)

First round, Thursday, July 11

Tee number one

  • 8:10 a.m.—Graeme McDowell, Lucas Bjerregaard, Matt Kuchar
  • 8:20 a.m.—Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ian Poulter, Matt Wallace
  • 8:40 a.m.—Rory McIlroy, Robert MacIntyre, Rickie Fowler

Tee number 10

  • 3:30 a.m.—Brandon Stones, Tyrrell Hatton, Justin Thomas
  • 3:40 a.m.—Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Kevin Kisner
  • 8:30 a.m.—Edoardo Molinari, Thomas Pieters, Aaron Rai

Second round, Friday, July 12

Tee number one

  • 3:30 a.m.—Edoardo Molinari, Thomas Pieters, Aaron Rai
  • 8:30 a.m.—Brandon Stones, Tyrrell Hatton, Justin Thomas
  • 8:40 a.m.—Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Kevin Kisner

Tee number 10

  • 3:10 a.m.—Graeme McDowell, Lucas Bjerregaard, Matt Kuchar
  • 3:20 a.m.—Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ian Poulter, Matt Wallace
  • 3:40 a.m.—Rory McIlroy, Robert MacIntyre, Rickie Fowler

Odds

According to Oddschecker, McIlroy is a 6/1 favorite, followed by Andy Sullivan at 8/1, while Stenson and Fowler are 14/1 and 33/2 outsiders respectively.

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